Vicki Schwartz

Vicki Schwartz


Assistant Clinical Professor

Nutrition Sciences Department

215-895-2413 P

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. Her 20 years of teaching experience to undergraduate and graduate students has demonstrated her expertise in education and communication in the nutrition field. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in clinical nutrition.

Program of Research

Ms. 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.

Courses Taught at Drexel

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Cultural Foods
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Chronic Disease
  • Readings in Therapeutic Nutrition