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Aida Miles, EdD, MMSc, RDN, CSP, LDN, FAND, Editor-in-Chief, PNCM®

Current Position: Associate Professor at the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine, in the Division of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. She is also the director of the UAB Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition Program; a training grant funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to train professionals and students in pediatric nutrition and maternal and child health.

Aida has been in academia since 2008, first at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and at the University of Tennessee’s Nutrition Department.  At the University of Minnesota Aida was the Director of the Coordinated MPH-RD program, faculty in the Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities training grants.  In Tennessee Aida was Clinical Assistant Professor and supervised students in a federally qualified health care clinic in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Aida has worked as a pediatric dietitian for over two decades in various settings, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Marcus Autism Center, and Hospital Roosevelt (in Guatemala).  In addition to her work in academia, Aida has served as a consultant for Clinic 4 Kidz since 2009, and was a consultant for the Munroe-Meyer Feeding Disorders program for 5 years.  These clinics specialize in working with infants and children with disabilities and feeding challenges

Aida has held many leadership roles, including being past-chair of the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group.  She was a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors, and Speaker of their House of Delegates between 2014 and 2017.  Most recently, Aida has served as a leader in the Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2017-2021).