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Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro

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Nutrition Program Director
Assistant Professor


Ritter Annex 980A
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


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


Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, a Master's in 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.

Research Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Cultural and environmental influences on nutrition
  • Dietetics education and training