Mary Ahern, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian, Certified Yoga Instructor

Mary has a Master of Science in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. Currently, she is a PhD student and loves dedicating her time to being at the forefront of our understanding of nutrition's impact on our bodies. Her research interests focus on the dietary, biological, metabolic, or behavioral differences in individuals with obesity and other chronic conditions. Her main goal is to further our understanding of human variability in response to diet. In her free time, you will usually find Mary cooking, reading, hiking or being physically active, planning her wedding (!), or walking her golden retriever, Lucy.


University of ArizonaBachelor of Science (BS), Public Health
Arizona State UniversityBachelor of Science (BS), Nutrition (Dietetics)
Arizona State UniversityMasters of Science (MS), Nutrition
University of ArizonaDoctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nutrition - Expected Graduation 2027

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