For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Dimitra Kristina Thomopoulos, MS, RDN, ACSM-CPT

Dimitra Kristina Thomopoulos MS, RDN, ACSM-CPT

Dimitra Kristina Thomopoulos, or "Krissi", investigates relationships between dopaminergic pathways, food, and dietary behaviors, and aims to defend her dissertation proposal this Fall. She is also a clinical dietitian at a cancer institute in New York. In the future, Krissi aims to pursue a career as a professor of nutrition and dietetics. Outside of her academic and professional responsibilities, Krissi enjoys practicing Muay Thai with her husband, George, and jogging with their dog, Bam Bam.

Education History:

  • CUNY Hunter College: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Dual minor in African American, Puerto Rican, and LatinX Studies, and Nutrition
  • Drexel University: Master of Science in Human Nutrition
  • National Institutes of Health: Dietetic Internship
  • Drexel University: PhD in Nutrition Sciences

Research Interests:
My main research interest is the investigation of relationships between food, the brain (specifically the prefrontal cortex and dopaminergic pathways), and food behaviors. I am also passionate about advocating for the integration of registered dietitians within medical and research teams in clinical settings.

Faculty Mentor:
Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, FTOS, CNS