Our speaker will be Dr. Maria G Boosalis, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD.
Dr. Boosalis received her doctorate (PhD) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley & is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Licensed Dietitian (LD).
Dr. Boosalis has extensive experience in clinical, research, public health & academic settings including the University of California San Francisco Children’s Renal Center, the University of Southern California General Clinical Research Center and University of Kentucky; the Minnesota Department of Health; and academically, as tenured faculty in the Division of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kentucky, as an invited guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota and as Professor, Northwestern Health Sciences University where she created and ran a Master’s program in applied clinical nutrition for health professionals.
Dr. Boosalis is also the past recipient of the John M. Kinney International Award for Nutrition and Metabolism and earned Certificates in Childhood and Adolescent as well as Adult Weight Management from Commission on Dietetic Registration & a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.
In addition, she has authored over 40 peer-reviewed research papers/textbook chapters, provided over 175 media interviews & over 100 invited presentations as a health/wellness/nutrition expert.