Sudha Raj, Ph.D., RDN, FAND, teaching professor in the Falk College nutrition program, was the winner of the DIFM Excellence in Service Award from the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award was presented at the Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2018. Read more in this Q&A with Dr. Raj.
Dr. Raj is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has been actively involved. She has served as Newsletter Editor, Chair for the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and Chair for the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence Analysis Group. She has also served as a committee member for the development of Standards of Practice for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Raj is interested in exploring the role of acculturative factors as they impact the health and well-being of Asian Indian immigrants specifically from India. Since 1994, she has developed dietetics related educational resources, written book chapters and given presentations highlighting the unique Asian Indian culture, food habits and role of food as delineated in the traditional medical system of Ayurveda.
Dr. Raj holds a B.Sc. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Madras University and M.Sc. degree from Bombay University in India. She subsequently completed her M.S and PhD degrees in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University.