Positions

Overview

  • Brenda Bertrand was a scholarship track and cross country runner and earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Auburn University. She completed a Dietetic Internship and earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from UAB, and PhD in Nutrition from Auburn. She completed a Doctoral Internship at the Children’s Seashore House (Philadelphia, PA). Her dissertation research assessed changes in energy expenditure and dietary intake among infants and young children with sickle cell disease during pain crisis and usual health.

    Brenda is presently a Professor and Program Director for the Masters of Nutrition Science She has over 15 years’ experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students using face-to-face as well as online instruction and 9 years’ experience directing graduate programs. She has received training in the case-based method of teaching from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (University of Buffalo), and uses this method of instruction for all courses that she teaches. She has received Excellence in Teaching awards at the college and state levels. In fact, she completed a qualitative study to better understand student learning from case-based teaching.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Nut Intake among overweight and obese african-American women in the rural SouthAmerican Journal of Health Behavior.  40:585-593. 2016
    2008 Factors contributing to weight loss, nutrition-related concerns and advice received by adults undergoing cancer treatment.Advances in Medical Sciences.  53:198-204. 2008
    2007 Supplements of interest for sport-related injury and sources of supplement information among college athletes.Advances in Medical Sciences.  52:50-54. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Brenda currently has two passions that drive her scholarly endeavors. One is seeking to better understand knowledge, attitudes, barriers, and beliefs about nutrition among various healthy as well as chronically diseased populations. For example, she is currently investigated dieting experiences among adult females who recently completed a weight loss program. Her other passion is understanding student perspectives about their learning.
  • Teaching Activities

  • NTR670 - Practicum in Wellness (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR670 - Practicum in Wellness (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR674 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy II (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR675 - Prac in Dietetic Admin (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR672 - Prac in Food Systems Manage (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR673 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy I (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR674 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR674 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR675 - Prac in Dietetic Admin (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR675 - Prac in Dietetic Admin (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR676 - Adv Practicum in Dietetics (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR676 - Adv Practicum in Dietetics (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR701 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR604 - Prin/Prac Nutrition Support (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR670 - Practicum in Wellness (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR671 - Prac in Community Nutrition (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR671 - Prac in Community Nutrition (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR672 - Prac in Food Systems Manage (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR672 - Prac in Food Systems Manage (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR673 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR673 - Prac in Med Nutrition Thrpy I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR670 - Practicum in Wellness (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR701 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR232 - Lifecycle Nutrition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR604 - Prin/Prac Nutrition Support (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR695 - Special Topics in Nutrition (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR637 - App Res in Nutrition Sciences (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR701 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR621 - Appld Stats to Nutr Sciences I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR623 - AppldStats to Nutr Sciences II (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS545 - Genetics/Genomics App in HC (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR589 - Internship Practicum (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR589 - Internship Practicum (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR637 - App Res in Nutrition Sciences (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR693 - Clinical Prac: Pediatric Nutr (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR701 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR778 - Spec Topics in Nutrition Sci (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR589 - Internship Practicum (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR690 - Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR695 - Special Problemsin Nutrition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR232 - Lifecycle Nutrition (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR604 - Prin/Prac Nutrition Support (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR604 - Prin/Prac Nutrition Support (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Full Name

  • Brenda Bertrand