Faculty

The faculty members in the Department of Clinical Nutrition are dedicated to bringing students a superb educational experience. You’ll learn with nationally recognized professionals who are directly involved in patient care in UT Southwestern hospitals and clinics and active in collaborative research with other campus departments.

Jeffrey Browning, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Master of Clinical Nutrition
Graduate School: M.D., UT Southwestern Medical School, 1998
Interests: Metabolism; Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Obesity; Insulin Resistance/Diabetes; Dietary Weight Loss; Fasting; Stable Isotope Tracers; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrosopy

Lona Sandon, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Master of Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program
Program Director, Master of Clinical Nutrition–Health Professionals Track
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., Texas Woman's University, 2016
Interests: Wellness/sports nutrition, fitness, instructional technology

Tad Campbell, M.C.N., R.D.N., L.D.
Faculty Associate
Graduate School: M.C.N, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, 2012
Interests: Nutrition

Jo Ann S. Carson, Ph.D., R.D.
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., University of Texas, 2000
Interests: Nutrition and cancer, weight control, nutrition education

Lora Day, M.A., R.D.
Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.A., R.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1987
Interests: Nutrition support, gastrointestinal disorders

Alicia Gilmore, M.S., R.D., CSO, L.D., CNSC
Faculty Associate
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Oklahoma State University, 2002
Interests: Oncology Nutrition, Nutrition Support

Linda Michalsky, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2002
Interests: Pediatrics, obesity prevention, nutrition education, psychiatric disorders

Susan Rodder, M.S., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Texas Women's University, 1991
Interests: Hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity

Gloria Lena Vega, Ph.D.
Professor
Dr. Scott M. Grundy Distinguished Professorship in Human Nutrition
Graduate School: Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1979
Interests: Biochemistry of atherosclerosis, clinical nutrition, primary and secondary hyperlipidemia

Hoda Yeganehjoo, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: Texas Woman’s University