Dr. Joy Douglas
Dr. Douglas is an Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management, where she teaches courses in clinical nutrition and nutrition research. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in nutrition through the Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management at The University of Alabama, and holds a doctoral degree in Health Education and Health Promotion from The University of Alabama. She has more than 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian in both the acute and long term care settings. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. Her research focuses on the provision of appropriate, evidence-based nutritional care for older adults, particularly those with dementia. Her goal is to collaborate with health care facilities to evaluate the impact of various clinical nutrition programs on patients’ quality of life, morbidity, and mortality.