Being a member of the University of Iowa Faculty
has provided the opportunity to view the collaborative efforts of students,
faculty and administration. The synergy so evident at this institution is
often missing in places of learning similar to ours. The quality of
education this University offers includes the work we do in the classroom, the
research we do in clinics and labs, and the counseling we do as students move
through the University system. As a member of Faculty Senate and Council
I have learned the importance of clarifying the decisions we make on values and
then reviewing how we might most efficiently use resources to sustain those
values. The emphasis on values is a strong underpinning of this
University and provides a focus for our students, faculty and administration
alike. Through collaborative efforts we will maintain educational standards
that assure the excellence of the next generation of Iowans. If elected,
I pledge to work to assist in articulating and campaigning for the faculty’s
interests as they related to the good of the University as a whole.
Current Position: Professor, Department of
Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Secondary Faculty in
Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine.
Education: B.S., 1972, Iowa
(Double Major: Dietetics and Secondary Education); M.S., 1975, University of Iowa
(Nutrition), Ph.D., 1983, University
of Iowa (Instructional
Design—Health Sciences Education Focus).
Teaching: I teach three graduate courses each year
and have directed several MPH, MS and PhD students. Also I participate in
the training of medical students in the College of Medicine.
The focus of my courses is on nutrition as it related to disease prevention.
Research: I have worked in over ten National
Institutes of Health (NIH) funded nutrition related long-term research
projects. I have participated in three NIH Study Sections over the past
six years. I am currently involved in writing manuscripts for two National
Cancer Institute projects. I have written a book on nutrition counseling
that is now in its 4th edition. This text used in the
courses indicated above is one of the first on the topic to include experiences
from NIH research studies.
Service: Faculty Senate; Faculty Council;
Mediator, Faculty Senate Judicial Commission; Committee Member of the Elections
Committee for the Faculty Senate, President of the University of Iowa College
of Public Health Faculty Council; Chair of the American Dietetics Association
Research Council; Member of the Board of Directors for the American Dietetic