Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

Katherine N. Balantekin.

Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

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Summary

Katherine N. Balantekin, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She joined the faculty after earning a doctoral degree in Nutrition Sciences, with concentrations in childhood obesity prevention and human development, from the Pennsylvania State University, and completing postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her predoctoral work focused on examining individual, familial, and sociocultural predictors of the use of unhealthy weight control behaviors. At PSU, Balantekin also had extensive training in childhood obesity prevention interventions. During her postdoctoral training, Balantekin focused on the intersection of obesity and eating disorders in both children and college students. Her current research interests center on examining parental influences on eating behavior and on eating behavior in those with obesity and eating disorders.

Education

  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Minor in Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2015
  • MS, Clinical Nutrition, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo, May 2011
  • RD, Dietetic Internship, University at Buffalo, August 2009
  • BA, Biological Sciences, program of study in Nutrition, Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics, Cornell University, May 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Nutrition
  • The Obesity Society
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior