Assistant Clinical Professor
Nutrition Sciences Department
Bellet Building, Room 423
Vicki S. Schwartz joined the Nutrition faculty at Drexel University in the fall of 2004. She has over 35 years of experience as a registered dietitian working in areas of gastroenterology, cardiac, diabetes, oncology, bone marrow transplantation and nutrition support. In addition, she has been certified as a nutrition support clinician for the past fifteen years. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical nutrition at Rutgers University.
Her 20 years of teaching experience to undergraduate and graduate students has demonstrated her expertise in education and communication in the nutrition field.
Dr. Schwartz’s program of research primarily focuses on the documentation of nutrition misinformation and nutrition fraud on the internet. In the past three years, she had assessed nutrition misinformation in the areas of diabetes, oncology and weight control. She has identified ways to help the consumer distinguish the differences between evidence based sites and those containing misinformation. In addition, she is interested in the application of motivational interviewing and the transtheoretical model in the area of nutrition counseling.