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
•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.
•Develops protocols and informed consent forms for IRB submission.
•Collects, compiles, documents, and analyzes clinical research data.
•Recruits and consents subjects.
•Develops and presents curriculum to educate subjects on study diets.
•Implements new techniques to increase adherence to study diets.
•Acts as a liaison between investigators, collaborators, and study participants.
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Clinical Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2009)
Education & Certifications
CDE, National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, Diabetes (2002)
MS, San Jose State University, Nutritional Sciences (1999)
BS, San Jose State University, Medical Microbioology (1985)
work towards BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Biomedical Research (1982)
Service, Volunteer and Community Work
Advisor, San Jose State University
Advise graduate students in Nutrition on their theses, including choosing the research project, conducting it, analyzing results and writing the report.
San Jose, California
Reviewer, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Review manuscripts submitted for publication.
Evidence Analyst, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (8/1/2011 - October 30, 2012)
Evaluate, synthesize, and grade the strength of the evidence to support conclusions that answer a precise series of questions.