Patricia Grace-Farfaglia, Ph.D., RDN, FAND

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Practitioner in Residence

Nutrition Sciences Department
School of Health Sciences
Education

Ph.D. in Health Sciences-Health Promotion & Wellness, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Dissertation: “Is Health Philosophy Associated with Life Satisfaction Among Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?”
MBA, Rennselear Polytechnic Institute
M.S. in Nutrition & Public Health, Columbia University
B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

About Patricia

Patricia Grace-Farfaglia, Ph.D., has a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, a M.S. from Columbia University, Teachers College, MBA from Rensselear, and completed her doctoral studies in health and wellness promotion at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and adjunct lecturer of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. She has published research on the wellness orientation of dietitians and how this impacts dietetic practice and lifestyle, cross-cultural communication, and nutritional management for immune-mediated and adiposity-based chronic disease.

Dr. Grace-Farfaglia is particularly interested in the effects of genomics on lifestyle and health outcomes, as well as integrating the genomic paradigm into healthcare informatics and health promotion.

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Honors and Awards

Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, FAND (2014-present)

Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, FADA (1995-2014)

American Dietetic Association Award, Connecticut Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (1984).

Selected Professional Presentations

Moderator: “Evidence for Clinical Indications: How do Probiotics Measure Up?” Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (Pre-FNCE®), October 20, 2018, Washington D.C.

Webinar: “Publishing Your Dissertation: Tips from a Recent Graduate,” December 6, 2017, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

“Is Health Philosophy Associated with Life Satisfaction Among Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?” Grace-Farfaglia, P., & Frazier, H. (2017, October 22). Poster to be presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), Chicago, Ill.

“New Tool for Assessment and Evaluation: Assisting Patients Who Have Questionable Information.” Grace-Farfaglia, P., & Frazier, H. (2013, October 22). Paper presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE®), Houston, Texas.

“Gender Differences in the Uses and Gratifications of Internet Use for the United States, the Netherlands, and South Korea.” Grace-Farfaglia, P. and Peters, L. (2005, January 9) Proceedings of the ASSA/AEA, Philadelphia, PA.

Publications

Grace-Farfaglia PM, Pickett-Bernard DL, Gorman AW, Dehpahlavan J. Keep Calm and Lead by Example: Healthy Lifestyles of Dietitians and Satisfaction with Life. J Prev Med. 2018;3(1:6).

Grace-Farfaglia P, Pickett-Bernard D, White Gorman A, Dehpahlavan J. Health Philosophy of Dietitians and Its Implications for Life Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study. Behav Sci (Basel). 2017;7(4).

Grace-Farfaglia, P., Pickett-Bernard, D. L., Gorman, A. W., & Dehpahlavan, J. (2017). Blurred lines: Emerging practice for registered dietitian-nutritionists in integrative and functional nutrition. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 28(August), 212-219.

Grace-Farfaglia, P., & Peters, L. S. (2016). Parental Attitudes toward Childhood Obesity: Risky Business. Integrative Food, Nutrition & Metabolism, 3(2), 295-302.

Grace-Farfaglia, P. (2015). Bones of contention: bone mineral density recovery in celiac disease - A systematic review. Nutrients, 7(5):3347-3369.

Grace-Farfaglia, P. (2014). Celiac & Gluten Intolerance: A Wellness Perspective. J Nutr Health Food Eng, 1(5), 14. doi: 10.15406/jnhfe.2014.01.00028

Grace-Farfaglia, P., Dekkers, A., Sundararajan, B., Peters, L., & Park, S.-H. (2006). Multinational web uses and gratifications: Measuring the social impact of online community participation across national boundaries. Electronic Commerce Research, 6(1), 75-101. doi: 10.1007/s10660-006-5989-6

Grace-Farfaglia, P., & Rosow, P. (1995). Automating clinical dietetics documentation. J Am Diet Assoc, 95(6), 687-690; quiz 691-682. doi: 10.1016/S0002-8223(95)00187-5

Craven, C., Grace-Farfaglia, Patricia, Murphy, Linda. (1992). Does the brand of calcium carbonate product used affect serum phosphorus levels in hemodialysis patients?: A pilot study. J Ren Nutr, 2(2), 67-70.

Service to the Profession

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Chair & Chair Elect, Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, CPI Committee (2016-2018)
  • Reviewer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food & Nutrition Guide, 5th edition, 2017
  • Chair, National Nutrition Month, Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2015-2016)
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1996 – 2008)
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