Mary N. Henderson PhD, RD Sports Nutrition Dietitian, Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland
Originally a Northern California native, Mary currently is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Pediatric Dietitian at Children's Hospital and Research Center, Oakland. As well, she is a Lecturer in the Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Nutrition is and has been her major field of study for the past twelve years! The field has allowed her to pursue my passion for research, education, as well as practicing in the clinical setting. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at UC Davis in Clinical Nutrition with a minor in Human Development and then went on to complete a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition at Tufts University in Boston, MA. While working on her Masters, she completed her Dietetic Internship at Tufts Medical Center and is currently a Registered Dietitian. She then returned to UC Davis to complete her PhD in Nutritional Biology, with an emphasis in Developmental Nutrition.
Mary chose Nutrition because she has always felt that following a healthy lifestyle and eating pattern are very important and have always incorporated (as well as encourage) this philosophy into her own life as well as the life of others. She is one who likes to have a little variety in her life so as of right now, her future plans include pursuing a career that involves research, clinical work, teaching, and translating science into community outreach efforts.
When not focusing on her professional life, Mary enjoys spending time being active and outside (she runs ultra marathons and plays soccer), traveling, reading, and being with her family and friends.