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Hedrick, Valisa

Valisa Hedrick, PhD, RDN

Assistant Professor

Graduate Program Faculty

Clinical Physiology and Metabolism
Behavioral and Community Science

Development and translation of dietary assessment methodology for the prevention and treatment of obesity and related comorbidities. Specific research areas are focused on the quantification and dietary analysis of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake, as well as the effects of SSB and artificially-sweetened or non-nutritive sweetener beverages on cardiovascular-related outcomes using subjective and objective dietary assessment methods within clinical-community based settings.

HNFE 4125: Medical Nutrition Therapy I
HNFE 4126: Medical Nutrition Therapy II
HNFE 5125: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I
HNFE 5126: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2004 – present

Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2004 – present

Phi Upsilon Omicron, National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004 – present

Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2007 - present

Certified Training Course in Human Research Participant Protections, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, 2007

Research Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2010-present

American Heart Association, 2013 – present

The Obesity Society, 2013 – present

Charter Member, Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center, 2013 – present

2011, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Behavioral & Community Science

2006, B.S., Virginia Tech, Dietetics

Graduate Certificate: 
2009, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Virginia Tech

Registered Dietitian


335-A Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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