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 through the Center for Human Nutrition and other campus departments.

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

Bernadette Latson, M.S., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., University of Florida, 1981
Interests: Geriatric nutrition, diabetes

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.
Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Texas Women's University, 1991
Interests: Hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity

Lona Sandon, M.Ed., R.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School: M.Ed., R.D., University of Texas: Brownsville, 2002
Interests: Wellness/sports nutrition, fitness, instructional technology

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