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About the Dietetics Privilege Quiz

This project grew out of collaborative work after the murder of George Floyd in 2020. At that time, many dietetics professionals recognized the need for tools to self-assess implicit bias and this project took shape by September 2020. Interested stakeholders convened a research team that worked until spring 2022 to publish this site and make the Dietetics Privilege Quiz available. 

The Research Team

Kate G Burt PhD RDN

Kate G. Burt, PhD, RDN
Lehman College | City University of New York

Kate Gardner Burt, PhD, RD is an assistant professor, Undergraduate Program Director of the Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition Program, and DPD Director at Lehman College, City University of New York. Dr. Burt is a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist who teaches courses in cultural foodways and professional practice. Her research explores how systemic racial bias (and whiteness) impacts the dietetics profession and nutrition recommendations.

Melissa Fuster, PhD

Melissa Fuster, PhD
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Melissa Fuster, PhD, is an associate professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a food policy scholar and public health nutritionist. Her research explores cultural and structural factors influencing food practices, with an emphasis on food environment and policy interventions.


Ka Hei Karen Lau, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
Joslin Diabetes Center

Karen Lau is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Originally from Hong Kong, she experiences the cultural differences in Asia and the United States, and is passionate in providing and advocating for more culturally-appropriate nutrition and diabetes care for Asian Americans. Lau is also interested in presenting and discussing ways to provide inclusive care in a diverse community.

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Sara C Folta, PhD
Tufts University

Sara C. Folta, PhD is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She has expertise in implementation and dissemination and in qualitative methods. Her research interests focus on community-based strategies for improving dietary intake, physical activity, and body composition.

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Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
Cornell University

Angela Odoms-Young, PhD (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) and New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In 2021 she joined the Cornell faculty after spending 13 years at University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition.

Dr. Odoms-Young’s research explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income populations and black, Indigenous and people of color. Her work also centers on developing culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience.

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