Exercise Science Faculty Member Awarded by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

July 21, 2016

The University of Scranton Exercise Science Professor Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., received The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at their annual meeting held in the spring semester.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The award recognizes the activities and competence of dietitians, regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their career to the Academy. 

A registered dietitian, Dr. Bachman joined the faculty at Scranton in 2013. Her research interests include the effects of dietary patterns and habits on exercise and academic performance, behavioral weight loss intervention in adults, and the assessment of dietary intake techniques. Previously, as a Cancer Research Training Award recipient, she conducted research at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Bachman received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in public health from The University of Tennessee, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She also holds a doctoral degree in nutrition with a concentration in exercise science from The University of Tennessee.


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