Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD

A portrait of Nancy DiMarco

Professional Preparation

PhD, Biochemistry and Nutritional Physiology, Iowa State University

MS, Biochemistry and Nutritional Physiology, Iowa State University

BS, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado

Profile

Dr. DiMarco also completed her dietetic training at Texas Woman’s University. She helped to create the subunit, Sports Dietetics-USA, of the Dietetic Practice Group, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2006 and also helped to create the national certification in Sports Dietetics, the CSSD or Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

Currently, Dr. DiMarco is the Director of the Institute for Women’s Health, a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and the Director of the master’s program in Exercise and Sports Nutrition, a program she helped to create at Texas Woman’s University in 1993. Micronutrient metabolism (vitamin D and iodine) and sports nutrition are the main research interests of Dr. DiMarco. She has over 60 published and peer reviewed publications including a book – Dietitian’s Handbook of Fats and Oils. Texas Food and Fiber Commission. She has directed theses and dissertations of over 100 students, many of whom are now academicians or sports dietitians.