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Maria J. Romo-Palafox, Ph.D, RD

Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Food Marketing - University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences - University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science - Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City

Research Interests

  • Social, cultural and environmental determinants of maternal-child dietary patterns
  • International nutrition
  • Food marketing and development of eating behaviors
  • Development and collection of evidence to support advocacy needs

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity