Delores James, PhD, RDN, FAND

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Delores James

Associate Professor

University of Florida

Dr. Delores C.S. James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida.

She is both a registered dietitian nutritionist and a health educator. Dr. James is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was the first Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group (WMDPG). As a Fellow of the WMDPG, she authored, The Right Size for Me: A Weight Management Guide for African American Women. Dr. James has served the profession of nutrition and dietetics as a past President of the Gainesville District Dietetic Association, a Research Delegate to the House of Delegate, a Member of the Council on Research Workgroup Selection Subcommittee, and a Reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She was the lead author of two position papers on promoting and supporting breastfeeding for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr. James research focuses on obesity and weight management, mHealth, digital health disparities, online health communities, and community engagement. SDr. James is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Leader (Cohort 2). This national leadership training program built on her existing leadership skills to work with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America.

Dr. James is also a blogger and the founder of Keep It Tight Sisters.


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