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L. Karina Díaz Rios

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CE Specialist in Nutrition
UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
5200 N. Lake Road
388 Science & Engineering 1
Merced, CA 95343
217-552-6336
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Biography

Dr. Díaz Rios joined ANR as the first CE Specialist assigned to UC Merced. She obtained her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois after completing a Bachelors in Dietetics and a Masters in Medical Sciences at the University of Guanajuato in México. Her research and extension activities focus on preventing diet-related diseases in diverse and vulnerable populations through the development, adaptation, and evaluation of theory-based, culturally sensitive approaches to promote healthy eating and feeding practices. In her role as the Co-Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Merced, she is supporting efforts to understand and improve food security in local and regional communities. Dr. Díaz Rios is a Registered Dietitian, credentialed both in Mexico and in the US, with extensive experience assessing, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring diet-related conditions, both in clinical and research settings. She is currently serving as the ANR Associate Editor for Food and Nutrition.

Education

Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2013
M.S. Medical Sciences, University of Guanajuato. 2008
B.S. Dietetics, University of Guanajuato. 2005

Specialty

Community nutrition; culturally-sensitive nutrition education;

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