Most recently Dr. Michalsky was a nutritionist at the Austin State Hospital working with the children, geriatric, cognitively impaired, and long term psychiatric patients. She previously taught clinical nutrition to dietetic students and has worked as a dietitian in a family practice residency program, cardio-pulmonary program, and general patient care.


Undergraduate School
Ohio State University College of Medicine (1975)
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (1980)
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2002)

Research Interest

  • Evaluation of nutrition education
  • Nutrition in medical education
  • Nutrition in prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  • Nutrition in Psychiatric Care

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Dietetic Association