Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro

Assistant Professor of Instruction
978 Ritter Hall Annex


Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University. She has a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University, a master of public health from Emory University and a doctorate in nutritional sciences from Cornell University. In addition, she is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. Prior to coming to Temple, she worked with undergraduate and graduate dietetics programs at Cornell University.

Dr. Weisberg-Shapiro is developing a Dietetic Future Education Graduate Program that will allow students to earn an MPH and be Registered Dietitian eligible.  She is collaborating with key people in the College of Public Health to identify didactic and experiential learning experiences for graduate students.  Her goal is to create a program that trains culturally proficient dietitians who are equipped to deal with the complexities of public health nutrition.


  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
  • MPH, International Health, Emory University
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




NUTR 1000

Diet and Myths


KINS 4242

Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior


SBS 1104

Nutrition and Health


Selected Publications

  • Weisberg-Shapiro, P. & Devine, C. (2020). Food Activity Footprint: Dominican Women’s Use of Time and Space for Food Procurement. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 15(5), pp. 683-698. doi: 10.1080/19320248.2019.1613276

  • Weisberg-Shapiro, P. & Devine, C. (2019). "Men like to Eat More Rice and Beans and Things like That": The Influence of Childhood Experience and Life Course Events on Dietary Acculturation. Ecol Food Nutr, 58(5), pp. 413-429. United States. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2019.1606805

  • Weisberg-Shapiro, P. & Devine, C.M. (2015). "Because we missed the way that we eat at the middle of the day:" Dietary acculturation and food routines among Dominican women. Appetite, 95, pp. 293-302. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.07.024

  • Weisberg, P., Scanlon, K.S., Li, R., & Cogswell, M.E. (2004). Nutritional rickets among children in the United States: review of cases reported between 1986 and 2003. Am J Clin Nutr, 80(6 Suppl), pp. 1697S-1705S. United States. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/80.6.1697S

  • Cogswell, M.E., Weisberg, P., & Spong, C. (2003). Cigarette smoking, alcohol use and adverse pregnancy outcomes: implications for micronutrient supplementation. J Nutr, 133(5 Suppl 2), pp. 1722S-1731S. United States. Retrieved from