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
    2020 Assimilation, Acculturation, and Allostatic Load in U.S.- and Foreign-Born HispanicsJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health2020
    2020 Associations between Dietary Fiber, the Fecal Microbiota and Estrogen Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer 2020
    2020 Diet Quality in Early Care and Education Centers: A Comparison of Menu, Served, and Consumed Lunch Measures 2020
    2019 Reasons for Late-Night Eating and Willingness to Change:A Qualitative Study in Pregnant Black Women 2019
    2018 Dietary Patterns Among Overweight and Obese African-American Women Living in the Rural SouthJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  5:141-150. 2018
    2017 Longitudinal Analysis of Nut-Inclusive Diets and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women Living in Rural Alabama and Mississippi, 2011-2013 2017
    2016 Nut Intake among overweight and obese african-American women in the rural SouthAmerican Journal of Health Behavior.  40:585-593. 2016
    2015 Case-based learning facilitates critical thinking in undergraduate nutrition education: Students describe the big pictureJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  115:378-388. 2015
    2014 ACE inhibitors and potassium foods - nurses' knowledgeInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.  27:54-64. 2014
    2013 The application of genetics and nutritional genomics in practice: An international survey of knowledge, involvement and confidence among dietitians in the US, Australia and the UKGenes and Nutrition.  8:523-533. 2013
    2013 Dietitian Sex Differences Toward Adult Weight Loss CounselingHealth Care.  1:98-98. 2013
    2012 Assessing the Health Status of an Asian American Group in North CarolinaJournal of Family and Consumer Sciences.  104. 2012
    2012 Cost and Calorie Analysis of Fast Food Consumption in College StudentsFood and Nutrition Sciences.  03:942-946. 2012
    2011 Cost-analysis of nutrition support in patients with severe acute pancreatitisInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.  24:540-547. 2011
    2011 Investigating Perceived vs. Medical Weight Status Classification among College Students: Room for Improvement Exists among the Overweight and ObeseInternational Electronic Journal of Health Education.  14:122-134. 2011
    2010 Benefits, barriers, attitudes, and beliefs about soy meat-alternatives among African American parishioners living in eastern North CarolinaEthnicity and Disease.  20:118-122. 2010
    2010 An exploratory study of weight and alcohol consumption among college studentsInternet J Nutr Wellness.  10. 2010
    2009 Predicting Intentions to Eat a Healthful Diet by College Baseball Players: Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior 2009
    2009 Fast food consumption of college studentsThe FASEB Journal.  23. 2009
    2008 Predictors of Intention to Eat 2.5 Cups of Vegetables among Ninth-grade Students Attending Public High Schools in Eastern North Carolina 2008
    2008 Energy expenditure of obese, overweight, and normal weight females during lifestyle physical activitiesPediatric Obesity.  3:177-185. 2008
    2008 Are Nutrient Inadequacies Associated with a High Sodium Diet? A Comparison of Dietary Intake among Female College Track AthletesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  40:S12-S12. 2008
    2008 Accuracy of Self Reported Weight Status in a College PopulationThe FASEB Journal.  22. 2008
    2008 Relationships Among Omega-3 fatty acids, Anthropometrics, and Biochemical Markers in College StudentsThe FASEB Journal.  22. 2008
    2008 Weight perceptions and dieting behaviors of college athletesResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  79:A26-A26. 2008
    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
    2008 Nutrition-related knowledge, attitude, and dietary intake of college track athletesThe Sport Journal.  11:48-54. 2008
    2007 A survey of energy drink consumption patterns among college studentsNutrition Journal.  6. 2007
    2007 Supplements of interest for sport-related injury and sources of supplement information among college athletes.Advances in Medical Sciences.  52:50-54. 2007
    2007 Co-morbidities associated with obesity and the role of omega-3 fatty acid intake in free-living healthy weight, overweight and obese college studentsThe FASEB Journal.  21:A327-A327. 2007
    2007 Adult Special Olympics Athletes: Health Risks Related to Food ChoicesJournal of Family and Consumer Sciences.  99:37. 2007
    2007 College sport management student perceptions regarding special Olympics curriculum and service learningThe Sport Journal.  10. 2007
    2007 Physical Activity, Disordered Eating Risk, and Anthropometric Measurement: A Comparison of College Female Athletes and Non Athletes 2007
    2007 Summer league college baseball players: do dietary intake and barriers to healthy eating differ between game and non-game days?RT Journal2007
    2007 Supplements and dietary methods of interest for treatment of health conditions that restrict sports performance among college athletesVirginia Journal.  29:45-48. 2007
    2007 The coach and AD – TEAM for TWO. Scholastic Coach and Athletic DirectorThe coach and AD – TEAM for TWO. Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director.  September:63-63. 2007
    2006 Dieting practices, weight perceptions, and body composition: A comparison of normal weight, overweight, and obese college femalesNutrition Journal.  5. 2006
    2006 Coach at riskScholastic Coach and Athletic Director.  December:52-52. 2006
    2006 Does branched chain amino acid supplementation offer ergogenic benefits?Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) Pulse.  25 (3):3-7. 2006
    2006 Get the splash on fluids for youth athletesVirginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  28(2):16-17. 2006
    2006 Give taste buds a blast and health a boostNorth Carolina Journal of North Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  42 (2):16-16. 2006
    2006 The weight gain battleScholastic Coach and Athletic Director.  Apri:56-56. 2006
    2005 Body Dissatisfaction, Anthropometric, And Dietary Intake Differences Among Female College Athletes And Non-athletesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  37:S74-S74. 2005
    2001 Energy expenditure and intake in children with sickle cell disease during acute illnessClinical Nutrition.  20:131-138. 2001
    2000 An Investigation of Chinese Graduate Students' Interest in Sport Nutrition and Sport MarketingInternational Sports Journal.  4:124-130. 2000
    2000 Impact of acute illness on nutritional status of infants and young children with sickle cell diseaseJournal of The American Dietetic Association.  100:330-334. 2000
    1995 RESTING ENERGY-EXPENDITURE (REE) AND DIETARY-INTAKE DURING ACUTE ILLNESS EPISODES (AIE) IN CHILDREN WITH SICKLE-CELL DISEASE (SCD)The FASEB Journal.  9:A480-A480. 1995
    1994 Iron deficiency without anemia in children with phenylketonuria 1994
    Fundraising at Chinese sports administration institutions – A practical experience for Chinese sports management studentsKentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  32-35.
    Nutrient intake of Chinese collegiate student athletesKentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  15-17.
    Nutrient intake of Chinese collegiate student-athletesKentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  15-17.
    Nutritional status of collegiate female athletes as predicted from body composition techniquesKentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  20-25.
    Sports marketing and sports nutrition: A multi-disciplinary lecture series presented in ChinaKentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.  21-22.
    Using the new food guide pyramid for children ages 2-6Kaleidoscope Journal of the Kentucky Associaltion for Early Childhood Education.  17:27-31.

    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 recently investigated how and why dietary intake changes during pain crisis among adults with sickle cell disease. 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