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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 at UT Southwestern hospitals and clinics and active in collaborative research with other campus departments.

Our faculty members include:

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 spectroscopy

Tad Campbell, M.C.N., R.D.N., LD

Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.C.N., UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, 2012
Interests: Nutrition

Michaela “Micki” Carrington, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.N., LD

Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Interests: School food service, nutrition education, global health

Kathleen Eustace, M.P.H., R.D.N., LD

Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.P.H, R.D. University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, 2010
Interests: Gastrointestinal nutrition, pediatrics, nutrition support, and nutrition education

Justin Fletcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: 
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2014
Interests: Metabolism, Liver Disease, Pathophysiology of Obesity, Exercise Physiology, Stable Isotope Tracers

Alicia Gilmore, M.S., R.D., CSO, LD, CNSC

Clinical Instructor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Oklahoma State University, 2002
Interests: Oncology nutrition, nutrition support

L. Anne Gilmore, Ph.D., R.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate School: PhD, RD Texas A&M University, 2010 and MSCR Tulane University, 2018
Interests: Metabolism; Obesity; Dietary and pharmacological interventions to influence whole body and cancer metabolism;  Improving clinical treatment and patient outcomes

Susan Rodder, M.S., R.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate School: M.S., R.D., Texas Woman’s University, 1991
Interests: Hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity

Lona Sandon, Ph.D., R.D., LD

Associate 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

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