Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

L. Karina Diaz Rios

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CE Specialist in Nutrition
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
251A Social Sciences & Management
Merced, CA 95343
217-552-6336
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Biography

Dr. Díaz Rios joined ANR as the first CE Specialist housed in UC Merced. Her research and extension activities focus on the development and evaluation of interventions that apply behavior change theory and cross-cultural adaptation principles to promote healthy eating and feeding practices in populations vulnerable to malnutrition and food insecurity. She is also interested in understanding food access among college students and addressing related nutrition education needs. As a Registered Dietitian, credentialed both in Mexico and in the US, she has broad experience assessing, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring diet-related conditions, both in clinical and community settings. She obtained her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois after completing a Bachelors in Dietetics and a Masters in Medical Sciences at the University of Guanajuato in México. She is currently serving as the ANR Associate Editor for Food and Nutrition.

Education

R.D. Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016
Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2013
M.S. Medical Sciences, University of Guanajuato. 2008
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Guanajuato. 2005

Specialty

Community nutrition; culturally relevant nutrition education;

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