Claudia Follette is an assistant professor in the School of Health Professions (SHP) and the Department of Nutrition Sciences (DNS). She served as the inaugural director of the Dietitian Education Program ( DEP) 2016-2018. She currently works with the Champion and Diabetes Type II weight loss studies and provides diabetes education through an initiative between UAB Highlands Community Clinics and DNS.
Claudia Follette earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
She has over 20 years of dietetics practice in working with patients with renal disease, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and eating disorders. She has received the Best Outcomes Award by Berkeley Heart Lab Inc. /Quest Diagnostics in 2007 and the DNA Award in 2010 & 2011. Claudia has served as a data collector for the 2013 Hunger Study for North Alabama Food Bank and has been a member of the North Alabama Food Policy Council. She has also served on the Madison/Limestone County Head Start Health Advisory Committee 1999-2001 & 2013-2015.
Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes and their association in the progression of Alzheimer Disease.