Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., RDN, CSP, L.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Davis has been a dietitian since 2000 and holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Davis’ clinical areas of expertise include pediatric nutrition, especially pediatric weight management. She is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ board certification in pediatric nutrition). She has worked at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Ft. Worth and Cook Children’s Medical Center as a NICU dietitian and has also worked with children with oral-facial defects and Down Syndrome. She has also worked with children with developmental delay, food allergies, and pediatric obesity through her work at Cook Children’s, in private practice and with Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).
Dr. Davis has published two articles on advanced glycation end products and one article on the relationship between cottonseed oil and cholesterol. However, her primary research interests are in her area of clinical expertise and include obesity, especially pediatric obesity and metabolic markers. Dr. Davis also participates in research through her consulting role in UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Research Center.
Dr. Davis says her goal as an instructor is to inspire and provide a quality learning experience for her students. Her goal as a dietitian is to help families identify and correct nutritional problems, thus improving their health.