Dr. Catherine Christie is Associate Dean and Professor in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. in nutrition from Florida State University and is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Fellow of the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Christie is also co-author of four books including The Latino Food Lover’s Glossary, Fat is Not Your Fate, Eat to Stay Young and I’d Kill for a Cookie and serves as Editor of the Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy which is published by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and updated each year. Prior to coming to UNF, she owned and operated Nutrition Associates, Inc., a nutrition consulting practice.
Dr. Christie is the recipient of several awards including Florida’s Distinguished Dietitian, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award, and the Excellence in Practice Award for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. She currently serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors as Treasurer Elect, Chairs the Ethics Committee and represents the Academy BOD on the Consumer Protection and Licensure Committee. She was recently elected by the UNF faculty as the university’s Distinguished Professor for 2017-2018.
Research Interests: Overweight and obesity prevention and treatment, nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and interprofessional collaboration in education and healthcare.