Marianna S Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN-AP/LD
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Bio for Marianna Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN-AP/LD

George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Population Healthcare


Dr. Wetherill is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the OU Hudson College of Public Health and of Family and Community Medicine at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.  She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with Advanced Practice Certification in Clinical Nutrition. She is also a board-certified lifestyle medicine professional by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is the co-founder of the OU Culinary Medicine program, which teaches medical students, physician assistant students, and residents how to prescribe food as medicine through an original hands-on cooking curriculum. Dr. Wetherill’s research focuses on promoting health equity among vulnerable populations affected by food insecurity, including children and people with chronic disease.  Before joining the faculty at OU, she worked for 10 years as a program planner, administrator, and dietitian for low-income families affected by HIV/AIDS and food insecurity.  In 2014, she was recognized as an Emerging Dietetic Leader by the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her commitment to improving the nutritional status of food insecure populations in Oklahoma. In 2018, she received the Dewayne Andrews, MD, Excellence in Teaching Award from the OU College of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars.