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Carol Papillon, MPH, RD

Senior Instructor
  • Director, Virginia Tech Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Focus area(s): Education of future dietitians; nutrition counseling for behavior change


M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1982

Dietetic Internship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1978

B.S., Dietetics, Valparaiso University, 1977


August 1996 – present: Internship Director and Senior Instructor, Department of Human Nutrition Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

1994 – 1997: Dietary Consultant, Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Blacksburg, VA

1994 – 1996: Research Assistant, 1994-1996, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

1993 – 1995: Outpatient Dietitian, Radford Community Hospital, Radford, VA and Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg, VA

Selected Major Awards

  • 2014 – Distinguished Dietitian of the Year, Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2011 – Faculty Service Award, College of Agriculture
  • 2008 – Public Policy and Advocacy Award in Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association
  • 2008 – Outstanding Dietetic Educator, American Dietetic Association

Davidson Z, Rodden G, Mazala DAG, Moore C, Papillon C, Hasemann A, Truby H and Grange RW. 2016. Practical nutrition guidelines for individuals with DMD. Chapter in Regenerative Medicine for Degenerative Muscle Diseases, ed. by MK Childers, 225-279. New York: Humana Press, Springer.

Papillon, CB and SS Moore, A framework for preparing dietetic interns to be leaders, Poster presentation, American Dietetic Association Annual meeting, September 2011.