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nowalk.png Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD, RD
Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Department of Family Medicine
3518 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001
Phone: (412) 383-2355
Email: tnowalk@pitt.edu
Fax: (412) 383-2245
 
Education

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1978, an M.S. Hyg. in Nutritional Epidemiology in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh

  • Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1993

 
Joined Faculty
2000
 
Biography
Mary Patricia Nowalk, Ph.D., RD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She earned her doctoral degree in chronic disease epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1993. Dr. Nowalk began working at the University of Pittsburgh in 1979, holding a variety of positions across a spectrum of research topics. She served as the project coordinator for several behavioral weight control programs for adults with Type II diabetes. Following her doctoral studies she worked as a nutrition and statistical consultant in the Department of Epidemiology for the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study.

Her current work for the department is in two primary areas. Dr. Nowalk serves as the PI and executive director for an HRSA grant which funds primary medical and dental care for uninsured patients at the Matilda Theiss Health Center in Oakland. In her research capacity, Dr. Nowalk works with the Immunization Research Group under the leadership of Dr. Richard Zimmerman. She coordinates the adult and pediatric immunization and health disparities investigations.

Dr. Nowalk reviews for a number of peer-review scientific journals and serves as a faculty mentor for the Bridging The Gaps program. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association, Southwestern Regional Office and is a coach and judge for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Forensic League. She also volunteers her time in a number of community and school activities.
 
Professional Affilitations

  • American Dietetic Association

 
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