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Maria Boosalis, PhD, MPH, RD, LD
Office Location: 

Room 209A Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0863
Fax Number: 
(859) 257-2454
Position Title: 
Emeritus Faculty

Scholarly Interest/Research

Primary focus is in the prevention and treatment of obesity, especially in children, with current work in the University of Kentucky Pediatric Healthy Weight Clinic and design of the Learn 2 Eat Best™ series of nutrition education software programs for use in school, health professional and/or home settings; role of the built environment and worksite in the prevention and/or treatment of overweight and/or obesity; design of consumer-oriented materials regarding the role of healthy eating in weight maintenance and successful aging across the lifespan; design and delivery of applied/clinical nutrition education for medical health professionals.

Educational Focus

Applied Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Assessment, Obesity C2C: Cell to Community (assessment, prevention, management/treatment of obesity epidemic throughout the lifecycle), Medical Nutrition Education, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Preventive Nutrition, Nutrition for Successful Aging


Received the John M. Kinney International Award for Nutrition and Metabolism, 1996, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for research manuscript: Boosalis, M.G., Snowdon, D.A., Tully, C.L. Gross MD. The acute phase response and plasma carotenoid concentrations in older women: findings from the Nun Study. Nutrition 12(7/8):475-478, 1996.