Ask the Expert: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D.

The Physicians Committee

Ask the Expert: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D.

Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D.Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D., completed her doctoral degree in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC’s) School of Public Health and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center at UNC. She also is an adjunct faculty member in the department of nutrition and hospitality management at the University of Alabama, where she teaches two online nutrition courses.

Dr. Turner-McGrievy received her Master of Science degree in nutrition and Registered Dietitian credentials from the University of Alabama in 2000. She went on to work in the area of clinical research for four years before pursuing her doctoral degree.

During her time as a nutrition professional, graduate student, and postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Turner-McGrievy has published research in the area of vegetarian nutrition and the use of emerging technologies for weight loss. Her doctoral work focused on delivering a weight-loss intervention via podcast. The results of this study were published in the October 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Turner-McGrievy has received several awards during her nutrition career including the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award in 2004. She also was awarded the 2005 Lydia J. Roberts Memorial Scholarship in Public Health Nutrition by the American Dietetic Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Excellence in Research Award for 2007.