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 Mary Beth KAVANAGH, M.S., R.D., L.D.

    Senior Instructor

Mary Beth Kavanagh is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University.  She received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and completed her dietetic internship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

She was President and owner of a private practice of medical nutrition therapy, and developed a weight management program which she directed through Lakewood Hospital.  She has worked as a clinical dietitian in both hospitals and physician offices

Mary Beth has extensive media and public speaking experience. She was a regular guest on WEW TV-5's show "Morning Exchange". She continues to provide broadcast and printed interviews for local media outlets, such as NPR, WEWS and WKYC.

Ms. Kavanagh teaches NTRN 437 - a graduate level course called "Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers" as well as NTRN 360 - "Guided Study in Nutrition Practice".   In addition, she teaches NURS 201 -"Applied Nutrition for Nursing Majors" and DEND 379 - "Applied Nutrition for Dental Students".

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

          • Cancer Survivorship
          • Weight Management
          • The Practice of Dietetics

            Mary Beth Kavanagh has held numerous elected offices in the Cleveland Dietetic Association.

            She is a member of the Ohio Dietetic Association, The American Dietetic Association, and the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group.