Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Kimberly Dong is a registered dietitian interested in nutrition intake and health impacts on individuals and at the community level.
In addition to working at Emerson, Kim works as a Project Manager/Research Dietitian at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine on NIH funded research projects related to the nutrition and metabolic issues in vulnerable populations, such as people with HIV/AIDS, people that use drugs and alcohol, and incarcerated individuals. Some of her primary research interests include looking at dietary quality and patterns, including issues with food security.
The research projects that she is involved with include study participants in the Greater Boston Area, Providence, Baltimore, India, and Vietnam. She has co-authored several nutrition articles in professional books and journals and presented at national and international annual professional meetings.
Kim also spends time volunteering with the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association as Past President.
Office: UBank 9th Fl.
Current CoursesFood and Nutrition (SC211)
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