History

Historical Snapshot

  • The RDPG has grown to over 800 members that includes consultants, professionals, and students in academia, industry, and non-profits
  • The foundation of the RDPG has been comprised of several different practice groups throughout its history, including
    • Nutrition Research
    • Research Dietitians
    • Community Nutrition Research
  • Research Dietitians and Community Nutrition Research groups merged in 1985
  • The current name - Research Dietetic Practice Group (RDPG) - was officially put into place in 1997
  • In 2016, the Academy highlighted the importance of evidence-based nutrition research and getting more nutrition and dietetics professionals involved by designating May as Research Month

 Past Research DPG Chairs                                  

  • 2017-2018: Elizabeth (Beth) J. Reverri, PhD, RDN
  • 2016-2017: Lauri O. Byerley, PhD, RDN, LDN
  • 2015-2016: Karin Pennington, MS, RD, LD, FAND
  • 2014-2015: Alanna J. Moshfegh, MS, RD
  • 2013-2014: Nancy J. Emenaker, PhD, MEd, RD
  • 2012-2013: Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RD, LD
  • 2011-2012: James Swain, PhD, RD, LD
  • 2010-2011: Martha McMurry, MS, LD, RD
  • 2009-2010: Jeanene J. Fogli, PhD, RD, LDN
  • 2008-2009: Stacey L. Mobley, PhD, RD, CNSD
  • 2007-2008: Debra Krummel, PhD, MS, RD
  • 2006-2007: David Holben, PhD, RD, LD
  • 2005-2006: Richard Mattes, PhD, MPH, RD
  • 2004-2005: Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, LD, CNS
  • 2003-2004: Joan G Fischer, PhD, RD
  • 2002-2003: Alana Cline, PhD, RD
  • 2001-2002: Linda Vaughan, PhD, RD, FADA
  • 2000-2001: Melinda Manore, PhD, RD
  • 1999-2000: Nancy M. Lewis, PhD, RD, FADA
  • 1998-1999: Phyllis E. Bowen, PhD, RD
  • 1997-1998: Theresa A. Nicklas, DrPh
  • 1996-1997: Barbara J. Stoecker, PhD, RD
  • 1994-1996: Constance J. Geiger, PhD, RD, CD
  • 1993-1994: Karen S. Kubena, PhD, RD, LD
  • 1992-1993: Bernestine B. McGee, PhD, RD, LDN
  • 1991-1992: Deborah Golden, MS, RD, CNSD
  • 1990-1991: Janis F. Swain, MS, RD
  • 1989-1990: Gail C. Frank, DrPH, MPH, RD
  • 1988-1989: Sonja L. Connor, MS, RD, LD
  • 1987-1988: Elizabeth Randall, PhD, RD
  • 1986-1987: Linda J. Brinkley, RD
  • 1985-1986: Dawn C. Laine, MPH, RD
  • 1983-1984: Michelle Debartolo, RD
  • 1982-1983: Phyllis Stumbo, PhD, RD
  • 1981-1982: Barbara Lipinski, RD