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Katie Hearne

  • MPH, RDN, LD
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • UT Health

    Research interests

    global nutrition and public healthMaternal and child nutrition and health


    I currently work as an outpatient dietitian, mainly with pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My patient population is low-income, usually Spanish speaking, and almost always obese prior to pregnancy. I'm interested in how best to estimate nutrient needs and develop effective dietary and lifestyle interventions for my patient population. I'm preparing to apply to doctoral programs next fall to study public health nutrition.

    Professional experience

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

    UT Health

    May 2014 - Present



    Health Science Center - Houston - University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

    August 2009 - August 2011(2 years)

    BS Nutritional Sciences

    Texas A&M University

    August 2005 - May 2009(4 years)