Catalina Quesada, MPH, RD earned a licentiate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas-Houston. Catalina is also a Registered Dietitian who joined the Center for Public Health and Health Policy in 2009. Her initial assignment with the Center was to assist in the coordination and implementation of a large scale USDA/NRI research project focused on reducing sugar sweetened beverage consumption in low income preschool children in the Greater Hartford area.
In May 2012, Catalina managed a height and weight measurement/surveillance project in Hartford pre-schools in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office in the City of Hartford. Catalina is currently working with the Healthy Aging program, where she strives to promote healthy behaviors in the older adult population. Before joining the Center for Public Health and Health Policy, Catalina served as the Director of Nutrition Services at the Houston Food Bank, where she directed and supervised nutrition education, food distribution, and social services to the low income communities in the Greater Houston area. During this time, Catalina was also a preceptor for the Dietetic Internship program as well as a supervisor for the AmeriCorp VISTA program.
Catalina enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
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