Alena M. Clark, PhD, MPH, RD
Office: Gunter 2240
2006, PhD, Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
1999, MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota
1996, BA, Food/Nutrition and Dietetics, Concordia College
Professional Certification, Licensure & Membership
Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Certified Lactation Counselor
Courses taught include FND 250 Principles of Nutrition, FND 252 Lifecycle Nutrition, FND 357 Nutrition in Health and Illness, FND 370 Nutrition Education and Application Strategies, FND 410 Professional Development Seminar, FND 420 Maternal and Child Nutrition, FND 451 Advanced Nutrition and FND 452 Community Nutrition.
UNC: Liberal Arts Committee, Website Committee, Dietetic Internship Selection Committee, Advisory Board-Dietetic Internship and Didactic Dietetic Program, Faculty Awards Committee
Community: Adaptive Recreation Services/Special Olympics
Research interests include maternal and child nutrition, breastfeeding support, nutrition for children with special health needs and using the Internet as a way to disseminate nutrition information.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Clark, A., Dellaport, J. Development of a WIC electric single-user breast pump protocol. Breastfeeding Medicine (In Press).
Nkansah-Amankra, S., Walker, A., Clark, A. Suicidal behaviors, self rated health and multiple health risk behaviors among adolescents: Exploring new perspectives with a cohort of high school students in suicide prevention research. Annals of Epidemiology, 19(9): 669-671.
Cline, A., Clark, A. Assessment of Learning Style Preference Between Dietetic and Non-Dietetic Majors. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, July 2009, 41(4): S38.
Clark, A., Anderson, J., Adams, E., Baker, S., Barrett, K. Assessing an infant feeding website as a nutrition education tool for child care providers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, January-February 2009, 41(1): 41-46.
Clark, A., Anderson, J., Adams, E., Baker, S. Assessing the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and training needs related to infant feeding, specifically breastfeeding, of child care providers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, January-February 2008, 12(1): 128-135.
Clark, A., Anderson, J., Adams, E., Baker, S. Creating a supportive breastfeeding environment: evaluating a web site on infant feeding for child care providers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, July 2006, 38(1): s56.
Clark, A., Givray, D. 8/10-8/12. University of Northern Colorado Provost Research Funds. "Voice Your Health: Nutrition and Health Education Intervention for Elementary Students"
Clark, A. 1/09-1/11. University of Northern Colorado Research Enrichment Development Initiative. “Assessing the Nutritional Quality of Restaurant Menu Items for Children”
Clark, A. 11/08-11/10. University of Northern Colorado Faculty Research and Publications Board. “Developing and Evaluating an After-School Nutrition Program for Middle School Students and Their Parents: A Pilot Program”
Clark, A. 7/08-7/09. CJ Foundation for SIDS. “Creating and Evaluating Bilingual Website Educational Materials on SIDS for Child Care Providers”. $2,100
Harris, M., Baker, S., Davalos, D. 6/07-7/11. United States Department of Agriculture. “Relationship Between Infant Growth and Neurocognitive Development and Maternal Intake of Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).” A. Clark’s Role: Consultant