UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Meireles, PhD, RDN, Christiane Dr.

School of Nursing
Office for Faculty Excellence

I am a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Texas with 30 years of experience specializing in medical nutrition therapy, program planning, coordination, and patient education. As a clinical dietitian my work is predominantly on primary care focusing on chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. As a researcher nutrition in kidney disease was the center of my studies. I also have renal expertise in medical nutrition therapy. More recently the focus of my interest shifted to studying obesity risk as early as gestation through childhood. I have developed the skills and experience working on nutrition programs targeting pregnant women, children and adolescents in a diverse pool of underserved populations.

1/2018 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor UT-Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX