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 through the Center for Human Nutrition and other campus departments.
Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., R.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., University of Georgia, 2000
Interests: Diabetes, obesity, hormones, energy balance
Jo Ann S. Carson, Ph.D., R.D.
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., University of Texas, 2000
Interests: Nutrition and cancer, weight control, nutrition education
Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., C.S.P.
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., Texas Woman's University, 2013
Interests: pediatric nutrition, pediatric weight management, nutrition education, metabolic biomarkers
Lora Day, M.A., R.D.
Graduate School: M.A., R.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1987
Interests: Nutrition support, gastrointestinal disorders
Bernadette Latson, M.S., R.D.
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., University of Florida, 1981
Interests: Geriatric nutrition, diabetes
Linda Michalsky, Ph.D., R.D.
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.
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Texas Women's University, 1991
Interests: Hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity
Lona Sandon, M.Ed., R.D.
Graduate School: M.Ed., R.D., University of Texas: Brownsville, 2002
Interests: Wellness/sports nutrition, fitness, instructional technology
Gloria Lena Vega, Ph.D.
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