Lisa Sasson

Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies; Director, Dietetic Internship

Lisa Sasson

Phone: 998 5580

Lisa Sasson is the dietetic internship director and a clinical associate professor in the department. She has interests in dietetic education, weight and behavior management, and problem-based learning. She also is a private practice nutritionist with a focus on weight managment.  She is the co director the the Food, Nutrition and Culture program in Florence, Italy. She has  done a number of media interviews both print and television for publications such as Self Magazine, Allure, New York Times, and Prevention Magazine. Her professional activities include: consultant for Nickelodeon , New York State Dietetic Association and Greater New York Dietetic Association (past president and treasurer)

Degrees Held

  • M.S. New York University
  • B.S. Brooklyn College 1981
  • Registered Dietitian

Selected Publications

  • Collaboration between Pediatrics and Dentistry: Dietetic Internship in Pediatric Dentistry Topics in clinical Nutrition Vol 20 Number 3 July- September 2005
  • The Decision Making Process for Choosing an Emphasis Area in a Dietetic Internship- Newsletter of Dietetic Educators Practice Group 2003
  • Options for Living With Lung Disease, Oxford Health Plans, 10/97


  • Nutrition and Health
  • Diet Assessment and Planning
  • Nutrition in Food Studies
  • Sports Nutrition Seminar
  • Nutrition Education
  • Study Abroad: Italy: Its Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet
  • Clinical Practice in Dietetics Seminar
  • Nutrition in the Lifescycle

Research Interests

  • Dietetics education
  • Food Related Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight maintenance and behavior modification
  • Nutrition education