Maria Morgan-Bathke, MBA, PhD, RD, CD, FAND

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Maria Morgan-Bathke

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Director Dietetic Internship

Viterbo University

Maria received a B.S. in Dietetics with a minor in Spanish from UW-Stout in May 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences with a minor in Cancer Biology from the University of Arizona in July 2013 and her MBA with an emphasis in health care management from Viterbo University in 2020. She also completed a Medical Nutrition Therapy focused dietetic internship at the Carondelet Health System in Tucson, AZ. Maria completed her postdoctoral research fellowship in the Endocrine Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic with Dr. Michael Jensen. Currently, she is working as an associate professor, Nutrition and Dietetics Department Chair and Dietetic Internship Director in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, as a research collaborator in the Endocrine Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and as a content expert and Registered Dietitian for Vida Health. Her current research focus is on obesity, insulin signaling, inflammation, and fat metabolism.


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