Received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology. Worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology laboratory at Stanford University for 6 years. Received a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. Certified as a diabetes educator and worked at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for 14 years counseling patients. In addition to her clinical experience, Dalia has also been involved in research and teaching. She taught at San Jose State University, and continues to advise students on their theses. She currently works as a research dietitian and study coordinator at Stanford University. She is a reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was an analyst for the Evidence Analysis Library.
She has spoken in conferences geared to dietitians and physicians.
Current Role at Stanford
Research Dietitian:<br/>•Implements the nutritional component of research protocols, counsels participants, collects and enters food records, develops nutrition education materials, and develops specialized diets for metabolic studies.<br/>•Develops protocols and informed consent forms for IRB submission.<br/>•Collects, compiles, documents, and analyzes clinical research data.<br/>•Recruits and consents subjects.<br/>Health Educator:<br/>•Develops and presents curriculum to educate subjects on study diets.<br/>•Implements new techniques to increase adherence to study diets.<br/>•Acts as a liaison between investigators, collaborators, and study participants.