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 are active in collaborative research through the Center for Human Nutrition and other campus departments.
Scott M. Grundy, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Medical School: M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1960
Graduate School: Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1968
Interests: Cholesterol metabolism, nutrition, atherosclerosis
Jo Ann S. Carson, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor and Program Director, Master of Clinical Nutrition–Coordinated Program
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., University of Texas, 2000
Interests: Nutrition and cancer, weight control, nutrition education
Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., R.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director, Master of Clinical Nutrition–Health Professionals Track
Graduate School: Ph.D., R.D., University of Georgia, 2000
Interests: Diabetes, obesity, hormones, energy balance
Lora Day, M.A., R.D.
Graduate School: M.A., R.D., University of Texas: Austin, 1987
Interests: Nutrition support, gastrointestinal disorders
Angela Griffin, M.S., R.D.
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., University of Central Arkansas, 1997
Interests: Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
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
Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.
Graduate School: Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1995
Interests: Fatty acid and triglyceride metabolism, obesity and fatty liver, cholesterol synthesis, liver and intestinal physiology
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.
Graduate School: Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1979
Interests: Biochemistry of atherosclerosis, clinical nutrition, primary and secondary hyperlipidemia