Nutritional Sciences Program

Master of Public Health


October 10, 2022

Kunal Patel

Kunal Patel

What influenced you to pursue a graduate degree in nutritional sciences?   Nutritional sciences as a field is inherently at the intersection of all my interests which include pharmacy, neuroscience, economics, exercise-science, and mental health. The field has the potential to make dramatic improvements in people’s lives by scaling-up and working with the different health science…


October 5, 2022

Anna Mowell

Anna Mowell

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT After graduating, Anna worked as an inpatient dietitian at Harborview Medical Center for two years and is now in the process of opening a private practice.   While working as an inpatient dietitian at Harborview, what was a typical day like for you?   Working in an inpatient setting is fast-paced and each day looks…


Lauren Sawyer

Lauren Sawyer

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT What is a typical day like for you in your role?   I primarily spend my work day providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to folks who have either been referred to Nutrition or have asked to see a Dietitian. I have a schedule of people to see each day and in between, I complete…


Caity Robinson

Caity Robinson

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT What is a typical day like for you in your current roles?   I work primarily with folks with eating disorders/disordered eating but also specialize in sports nutrition and general medical nutrition therapy (MNT) from an anti-diet/fat-positive lens. My day typically consists of one-on-one client sessions and coordinating care with other providers (therapists, doctors,…


October 3, 2022

Sam Vinci

Sam Vinci

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT What is a typical day like for you in your role at Cleerly? No two days are the same – which I love! Cleerly’s goal is to revolutionize how heart disease is diagnosed, treated, and tracked. I spend my days supporting the development of Cleerly’s go-to-market strategies and manage the deployment of these…


Amanda Diede

Amanda Diede

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT What is a typical day like for you in your dual roles as a dietitian and owner of a private practice?   I provide nutrition counseling, specializing in eating disorders, disordered eating, intuitive eating, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. A typical day consists of seeing clients 1-on-1, coordinating care with other providers, and doing administrative…


Jessica Wolf

Jessica Wolf

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT What’s a typical day like for you? No two days are alike – which for me is great.  I see 1-3 clients each day for full nutrition assessments, which entail doing my own scheduling, making reminder calls, and other communications. I consult with clients getting medically tailored meals which includes trying to “sell”…


July 27, 2022

Chelsea Whealdon

Chelsea Whealdon

What influenced you to pursue a graduate degree in nutritional sciences? I was motivated by an interest in the connection between chronic disease and nutrition. After several years in the non-profit workforce, I felt drawn to return to school to deepen my learning around public health, and to do this through the lens of nutrition,…


June 14, 2022

Jonathan Lara-Arévalo

Jonathan Lara

What interested you in studying nutritional sciences? I come from a country which is currently facing the triple burden of malnutrition — the coexistence of undernutrition, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. This nutrition crisis affects the most underserved populations and is common in low- and middle-income countries. Evidence-based interventions and effective public policies are needed to…


November 23, 2021

Amy Hunter Ervin

Amy Hunter Ervin

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences? I’ve never seen myself as a “science person,” but the more I got into food and nutrition, the more I found myself needing that science background! I opted to pursue an MPH with the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) training to facilitate a career…



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