Christina Stark

 

Christina Stark

Senior Extension Associate
409 Savage Hall
 
Phone: (607) 255-2141 Fax: (607) 255-1033
Email: cms11@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

I am the Program Leader for Cornell NutritionWorks, an online professional development program for nutrition and health practitioners at www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu. As Program Leader I oversee the content and structure of the website, plus develop marketing and evaluation strategies. For over 34 years I've been responsible for interpreting and communicating research-based information on food and nutrition issues to extension educators, other professionals, consumers and the media. My most recent interests include providing continuing professional education to practitioners worldwide using distance technology, primarily in the areas of childhood obesity prevention and global health including infant and young child feeding. I am also interested in other consumer food and nutrition issues, such as dietary guidelines and food safety. My overall goal is to enhance the link between nutrition research and practice.

 
Current Public Engagement Activities:

Cornell NutritionWorks, at www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu, is an interactive, web-based continuing professional education program for nutrition, health and other community practitioners. The program was developed in response to research identifying professional development needs of community nutrition practitioners. Cornell NutritionWorks uses distance technology to provide a variety of continuing education opportunities for the target audience. Offerings include a 12-part training course, Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding, developed in collaboration with UNICEF plus many single seminar topics related to a wide variety of nutrition and global health topics.

 

Cornell NutritionWorks members can access cutting edge nutrition information, download resources and tools that enhance practice, participate in discussion forums with peers, and take self-assessments for continuing professional education units. Evaluations show that Cornell NutritionWorks improves the capacity of nutrition and health professionals to address critical nutrition issues, such as childhood obesity.

 
Education:

1996 CDN, Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, New York State
1981  RD, Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association
1980  MS, Oregon State University, Foods and Nutrition
1976  BS,  University of California at Davis, Consumer Food Science

 
Related Websites:

Cornell Nutrition Work

Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding - UNICEF Training Course

 
Selected Publications:

Stark C, Devine C, Dollahite J. Factors that enhance application of an ecological approach to preventing childhood obesity. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015;47(4S):S97.(abstract)

Stark C, Pope J. Massive open online courses: How registered dietitians use MOOCs for nutrition education. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(8):1147-1155.

Stark C, Devine C, Dollahite J. Factors affecting application of an ecological approach to preventing childhood obesity. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46(4S):S200-201.(abstract)

Dembicki D, Arabi M, Stark C. Modules, MOOCs and more: Increasing capacity and impact in nutrition worldwide through online learning. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46(4S):S127-128. (abstract)

Stark C, Adams-Bass V, Devine C, Dollahite J. Building the capability of extension professionals to apply an ecological approach to preventing childhood obesity in their communities. J. Nutr Educ Behav. 2013;45:S89. (abstract)

Stark C. Guidelines for food and nutrient intake. In: Stipanuk M, Caudill M, eds. Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition. 3rd edition. St Louis, MO:  Elsevier Saunders; 2012:34-47.

Stark C, Adams V, Devine C, Dollahite J. Building the capability of extension professionals to apply an ecological approach to preventing childhood obesity in their communities. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012;44:S91. (abstract)

Stark C, Graham-Kiefer M, Devine C, Dollahite J, Olson C. Online course increases nutrition professionals' knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in using an ecological approach to prevent childhood obesity. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011;43:316-322.

 

 

 
Selected Keywords:
nutrition education, childhood obesity, global health, infant and young child feeding, online professional development, continuing education, MOOCs

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.