Melani Duffrin, Ph.D., RDN

Title: Acting Chair
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Division: Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Office Location: Wirtz 323H
Office Phone: 815-753-5158

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio University, education
  • RD Internship, Winthrop University
  • M.S., Western Illinois University, education
  • B.S., Western Illinois University, home economics

Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Dietitian (LDN), North Carolina Board of Dietetics, State of North Carolina
  • Licensed Dietitian (LD), Ohio Board of Dietetics, State of Ohio
  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Commission on Dietetic Registration, Chicago, IL
  • Serve Safe Certification, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Research Interests

  •, FoodMASTER Initiative
  • K-12 student food, science and mathematics knowledge
  • K-12 student attitudes towards science learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Patient education and numeracy
  • Interactive digital media (text, moving image, animation, video, audio, and video games)

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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