Nadine Braunstein, Ph.D., R.D., FAND

Associate Professor and Dietetic Internship Direct
California State University, Sacramento

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2013-2014
Fellowship Placements: HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Sen Blumenthal (D-CT)
Sponsoring Institution: Towson University
Disciplines / Professions: Nutrition, Public Health


Nadine Braunstein is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator. She is an assistant professor and the Allied Health Program director at Towson University (Maryland). She serves on the Ethics Committee at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and the Baltimore City Food Policy Advisory Council.

In collaboration with Towson University and a food-desert, low-income community in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Braunstein worked with the residents to establish an urban garden/farm to increase healthy food access. This work led to a U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden Grant awarded in 2011.

Braunstein has received awards including an American Association of University Women Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the E. Niege Todhunter Award from the American Dietetic Association Foundation, the Distinguished Massachusetts Dietitian of the Year Award, the Jong Post-Professional Award in Community Dental Public Health from the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association, and the Maryland-DC Campus Compact Civic Engagement Award. At Towson University, she was selected for both the President’s Leadership Institute and for the Towson Academy of Scholars.

Braunstein received her PhD in Medical Nutrition Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine, her MS from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, and her BS from Drexel University in Philadelphia.