Judith Dodd MS, RD, LDN, FADA



    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Office Location

    4053 Forbes Tower

    Office phone


Academic Appointment

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor


  • M.S.  University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • B.S. Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dietetic Internship:  Shadyside Hospital

Research Interests

  • Nutrition Education,  Child Nutrition and School and Community Wellness 

Recent Publications

  • Community Nutrition Chapter
  • Adult Nutrition Chapter
  • Both published  in Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy  Edited by Mahan and Escott-Stump 12th edition, Fall 2006

Courses Recently Taught

  • Principles of Nutrition Education
  • Trends and Issues in Dietetics 
  • Community Nutrition Supervised Practice
  • Nutrition Assessment 1

Biographical Profile

Judy Dodd is a registered dietitian, and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  Academically, her degrees are from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.  Along with teaching at the university level, she is a consultant on child nutrition issues and Food and Nutrition Advisor to Giant Eagle, Inc.    Active in her community and in her profession, she is a past president of the American Dietetic Association, a volunteer leader and spokesperson for the local affiliate of the American Heart Association.

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Dietetic Association
  • 2005  Distinguished Alumnus Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2004  American Heart Association, Allegheny Division,  Volunteer Award
  • 2004  Medallion,  American Dietetic Association
  • 2003  Business Times  Health Care Hero in Education
  • 2002  Community Champion  American Heart Association
  • 1998  American Dietetic Association Lenna Frances Cooper Lecturer
  • 1997  American Heart Association, Allegheny Division, Volunteer of the Year
  • 1994, 1993 United States Department of Agriculture Certificate of Appreciation, Mid-Atlantic Region
  • 1994 American Culinary Federation President’s Award
  • 1993 American Culinary Federation Greater Cincinnati President's Medal

External Service and Assignments

  • American Dietetic Association
         Honors Committee 2011-2012
         Resource Media Ambassador
         Past President
         ADA Board of Directors 2000-2002 and 2009-2011
         ADAF Board of Directors 2008-2012, Chairman 2009-2011
  • Bell Institute for Health and Nutrition
         Member National Speakers’ Bureau 
  • International Food Information Center (IFIC)
         National Media Resource
  • Topics in Clinical Nutrition, Aspen Publications
         Editorial Board, Member
  • Adagio Health, Southwest PA
         Member, Board of Directors 2009=2012
  • Action for Healthy Children- Pennsylvania Affiliate., Advisory Board
  • American Heart Association, Allegheny Division,
         Advocacy Committee, on-going
         Spokes person, on-going
         Past President and Chair of Nominating, 2000-2002
         President, 1998-2000
         Vice-President Board of Directors, 1996-1998     
         Board of Directors, 1994 -2002 
         Prevention Initiative, Member, on-going
         Speaker's Bureau, on-going
  • Community College of Allegheny County Advisory Committee, Member Dietetics Education
  • Dietetic Internship, Adagio Health, Southwest Pennsylvania 
         Advisory Committee and Founding Member, Member
  • Highmark Childhood Obesity Regional Steering Committee
  • Ohio Wellness Task Force for Children and Schools 2005-2006
  • Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity (PANA), Advisory Committee
  • Pennsylvania Adolescent Health Task Force 2005-2006
  • Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network Member of Strategic Positioning Committee 2006-2007
  • Pennyslvania State Diabetes Plan Working Group 2005
  • Working Hearts, Jewish Health Care Foundation, Member of Steering Committee 

Professional Associations

Member of the American Dietetic Association and both the Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh affiliates, the Society for Nutrition Education, and the American Association for Family and Consumer Science

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