Jillian Wanik, DCN

Assistant Professor in Residence
Director, Dietetic Internship Program

Koons Hall, Room 312
jillian.wanik@uconn.edu
(860)486-0036

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Biography

Dr. Jillian Wanik is an Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Dietetic Internship Program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and Certified Nutrition Support Specialist (CNSC). Her research interests include the relationships between physical activity levels and changes in anthropometrics (weight, waist circumference, and percent body fat) and HRQOL among participants in worksite wellness programs. She has also been part of a global interdisciplinary catering team at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing, and London where she set standards and policies for elite athlete fueling and provided both individual and team strategies to optimize food and fluid choices for performance. She teaches the science of nutrition along with the educational strategies necessary to impact behavior change, transitioning students from consumers to producers of knowledge and training them in the skills necessary to translate medical nutrition therapies (MNT) into accurate, relevant information to help better the lives of individuals in diverse communities and in a range of clinical settings.