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Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RD, FACSM


Current Position: Associate Professor, New York University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies New York City, NY

Kathleen Woolf focuses her work on the integrated role of nutrition and physical activity for lifelong health throughout the lifespan. She has expertise in the assessment of nutrition and physical activity patterns in healthy individuals and individuals with chronic disease. She has designed and implemented randomized clinical intervention trials and is a co-investigator on a Social Cognitive Theory-based behavioral intervention (diet, physical activity) using technology-based self-monitoring for patients with complex chronic disease.

Dr. Woolf has held leadership positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the local, state, and national level.  She also serves as an Editorial Board Member for the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Dr. Woolf completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University (ASU) with a degree in nutrition and dietetics.  Next she completed a dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Her Master’s degree was completed in nutritional sciences through the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Woolf received her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program in exercise science from ASU.