• Additional Titles:Affiliated Faculty, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, BU College of
    Arts and Sciences
    Affiliated Faculty and Researcher, Center for Antiracist Research
  • Education:BA, Psychology, University of Denver, Denver CO
    BS, Human Nutrition, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Amherst, MA
    MS, Clinical Nutrition, Rush University, Chicago, IL
    PhD, Nutrition & Metabolism, Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston, MA
  • Website or Lab: Research
  • Office:635 Commonwealth Ave
  • Phone:617-358-5479

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Equity, diversity and inclusion in the education, training, and practice of healthcare professionals, particularly Registered Dietitian Nutritionists; Exposition of the influences of gender upon female-dominated healthcare professions; Application of critical, feminist perspectives to food, nutrition, eating, and bodies.

Currently Teaching

  • HS 783 Metabolic Regulation in Clinical Nutrition
  • HS 785 Research in Clinical Nutrition
  • HS 400/CAS WS 400 Gender and Healthcare

Selected Publications

Work underway

  • DeBiasse MA, Peters S, Baderha, B. Dress codes for dietetics programs: A discourse analysis.

Submitted for peer review

  • DeBiasse MA, Branham A, McFarland N. Experiences of LGBTQ-identifying students, interns, and practitioners of dietetics. Journal of Critical Dietetics. (Under review, 2021)
  • Burt KG, DeBiasse MA, Qamar Z. #InclusiveDietetics: A social media campaign improves beliefs associated with racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion in the dietetics profession. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Under review, 2021)

In press

  • Burt KG, Ruder LH, DeBiasse MA. We need data! The importance of collecting more and better data to achieve a diverse, inclusive profession.  The Digest. (In press, 2021)
  • DeBiasse MA, Qamar Z, Burt KG. A social media intervention for dietetics professionals to increase awareness about racial/ethnic diversity and inclusion in dietetics: Black voices centered. Journal of Critical Dietetics. (In press, 2021)

Published

    • DeBiasse MA, Burt KG. Inclusion is an action word. Journal of Critical Dietetics. 2019;4(2):86-90.
    • DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Quatromoni P, Quinn E, Quintiliani LM.  Feasibility and acceptability of dietary intake assessment via 24-hour recall and food frequency questionnaire among women with low socioeconomic status.  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018;118(2): 301-307.
    • DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Pagoto SL, Massaro JM, Istfan N, Quintiliani LM. Pilot and feasibility test of an implementation intention intervention to improve fruit and vegetable intake among women with low socioeconomic status. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 2017;10(2):156-174.
    • DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Pagoto SL, Massaro JM, Istfan N and Quintiliani LM. The role of attitude, control and intention to explain fruit and vegetable intake among racial/ethnic minority women with low socioeconomic status. Int J Nutr Sci. 2017; 2(1): 1015
    • Quintiliani, L.M., DeBiasse, M.A, Branco J.M., Bhosrekar, S. G., Rorie, J.L, Bowen, D.J. Enhancing physical and social environments to reduce obesity among public housing residents: Rationale, trial design, and baseline data for the Healthy Families study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2014; 39, 201-210

    Selected Invited Presentations/Webinars/Podcasts

    • “Blacks and Racism in the Dietetics Field: From Diet Related Disparities to Racial Microaggression,” World Critical Dietetics, April 22, 2021 (Webinar)
    • “Diversity and Inclusion in Dietetics: Educators as Allies and Advocates” Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) (with Katherine Burt, PhD, RDN, CUNY/Lehman College, NY, July 6, 2020 (Webinar)
    • Inclusive Dietetics” Diversify Dietetics, Season 3 Episode 1, January 24, 2020 (Podcast)
    • Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) 2020
      • Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietehttps://www.diversifydietetics.org/podcast/2020/1/23/season-3-episode-1-inclusive-dietetictics Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, “Women at work: Does gender affect women’s ability to successfully work, lead and negotiate?” Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, 2018
      • DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Quatromoni PA, Quinn EM, Quintiliani, LM. Acceptability of dietary intake assessment via 24-hour recall and food frequency questionnaire among women with low socioeconomic status.  Abstract/poster presented at Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Expo; March 23, 2018; Norwood, MA.

      Selected Professional Activities

      • Peer reviewer, Journals: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;  Health Equality; Journal of Health Disparity Research & Practice; Nutrients
      • Peer reviewer, Books: Nutrition Support Core Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach. Gottschlich, MM, ed. (2007); Contemporary Issues in Nutrition Support Practice: A Clinical Guide, 2nd ed. (2003); Krause MV, Mahan LK. Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 11th ed. (2002)

      Awards and Honors

      • Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2020
      • The Virginia E. Pinney Award for outstanding leadership potential in the field of dietetics. Rush University, Department of Clinical Nutrition. December, 1987

      Licenses and Certification

      • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Chicago, IL

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