Professor Zaida Cordero-MacIntyre most recently comes to us from Loma Linda University as she served as Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Center for Health Care Disparities, School of Medicine. Cordero-MacIntyre has extensive experience teaching nutrition courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in CADE Accredited programs. She also has practical experience as a registered dietitian. She managed a team of 35 Nutrition Care Specialists over a period of six years. She also coordinated the services for a 600 bed hospital that included adult, pediatric and outpatient services. She has engaged in community interventions in her practice as well as research.
Cordero-MacIntyre's research areas are in obesity and diabetes. Cordero-MacIntyre has conducted translational research in the Hispanic population as it related to diabetes. This study was funded by CMS and National Institutes of Health. She has evaluated clinical/laboratory outcomes as well as dietary and physical activity in these groups. One of the tools that she uses in her research is Dual X-ray Absorptionmetry DXA to assess total and regional body composition as well as bone density.