Dr. Kimberly Stran
Dr. Kimberly Stran earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Health Science and Dietetics from Indiana University in 2004. After completing a dietetic internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), she worked as a clinical dietitian at a rehabilitation hospital in Chicago. Dr. Stran returned to UAB and earned a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science in 2009. Dr. Stran then earned her Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion from the University of Alabama in 2013. Her dissertation focused on college students’ use of calorie information on restaurant menus. Research from this dissertation has been published in the American Journal of Health Education and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Dr. Stran is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Alabama. She teaches classes in the Food and Nutrition Distance Program at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, and Advanced Nutrition Counseling. Dr. Stran’s role also includes serving as academic advisor for the students in the distance program. She has been recognized by the Office of Academic Affairs for Excellence in Academic Advising for the past 3 years. Dr. Stran also serves as the faculty advisor for the Distance Student Dietetic Association.