Faculty and Staff - Kari Pilolla, PhD, RD

Kari Pilolla, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Building 11, Rm 236
(805) 756-5419

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Nutrition & Exercise for Cardiometabolic Health/ Performance and Recovery Nutrition/ Feeding Practices
Post-Doctoral Fellowship - College of Public Health & Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Corvallis, OR
PhD - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR  2013
Dietetic Internship - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  2013
MS - San Diego State University, San Diego, CA  2002
BS cum laude - Fresno State University, Fresno, CA  1998
Recent year teaching assignments
Community Nutrition (FSN 416)
Clinical Nutrition I (FSN 429)
Clinical Nutrition II (FSN 430)
Special Topics Senior Project: Sport Nutrition (FSN 470)
Special Topics Graduate Level: Energy Intake Regulation (FSN 570)
Functional Foods for Health and Sport Nutrition (FSN 581
Research and professional interests
My research interests are linked through my disciplinary interests in both nutrition and exercise. My primary research theme focuses on the integration of nutrition and exercise for achieving and maintaining health and preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease across the lifespan for the individual, family, and community. I have a special interest in women's health and childhood obesity prevention. On the flip side, my research interests also include using nutrition to optimize endurance performance and recovery. 
Professional affiliations
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)/American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Practice Groups: Women's Health and Reproductive Nutrition; Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists; Weight Management
Oregon Dietetic Association
Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM, Northwest Chapter
Kappa Omicron Nu, Omicron Lambda Chapter
California Dietetic Association
ACSM, Southwest Chapter
The Obesity Society

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