College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Clinical Professor and Director of Dietetics
Emma Laing, PhD, RDN, FAND is a National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2003|
|M.S.||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2000|
|Dietetic Internship||Clinical Nutrition||Emory University Hospital||1997|
|B.S.||Nutrition and Dietetics||University of Delaware||1995|
My research centers on the efficacy of weight-inclusive approaches to improve health and well-being. My courses likewise challenge diet culture and incorporate the deleterious effects of weight stigma on health. I also have decades of experience using imaging techniques for assessment of bone and body composition and employing dietary and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk of chronic disease, including osteoporosis.
In the News
View all media appearances on Emma Laing's Press Page
- Body Image: What It Is and How to Improve It, VeryWell Fit
- Green tea may just be the world's healthiest drink, Men's Health
- Professor challenges students on diet culture, UGA Today
I currently teach: Medical Nutrition Therapy I (NUTR 4500/6500), Medical Nutrition Therapy II (NUTR 4530/6530), Clinical Nutrition Interventions (NUTR 4520/6520), Dietetics Practicum (NUTR 5910), Nutrition and Disease Processes II (NUTR 8530), Professional Development in Nutritional Sciences (NUTR 5900), and Uncomplicate Your Food: Intuitive Eating for Optimal Nutrition, Health and Well-being (FYOS 1001).
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|(Selected from 2020-present)|
|Student Career Development Recognition||UGA Career Development Center||2023|
|Distinguished Alumni Award||UGA FACS Alumni Association||2023|
|Outstanding Undergraduate Student Faculty Advisor||UGA College of FACS||2023|
|Professional Award of Excellence||Georgia Nutrition Council||2022|
|Active Learning Leader||UGA Center for Teaching and Learning||2021|
|Outstanding Teacher of the Year||UGA College of FACS||2021|
|Outstanding Dietitian of the Year||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2021|
|Fellow||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2021|
|Creswell Mentoring Award (2020)||UGA FACS Alumni Association||2021|
|Distinguished Service for Media Excellence||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2020|
|(Current service activities)|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||National Media Spokesperson||2022-present||National|
|Georgia Nutrition Council||Treasurer||2023-present||State|
|Student Dietetic Association||Faculty Advisor||2017-present||College|
Current Professional Affiliations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Association for Size Diversity and Health
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Georgia Nutrition Council
Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association
Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals
Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics
Selected from 2013-present
Laing E.M. and Lewis R.D. New concepts in vitamin D requirements for children and adolescents: a controversy revisited. (2018) In: Giustina and Bilezikian (Eds.) Frontiers in Hormone Research: Vitamin D in clinical medicine, Vol 50, pp 42-65. Karger.
Lewis R.D., Laing E.M., Weaver C.M. Chapter 41: Adolescence and Acquisition of Peak Bone Mass. (2018) In: Feldman D., Pike J.W., & Adams J.S. (Eds.) Vitamin D, Volume 1: Biochemistry, Physiology And Diagnostics, 4th Edition, pp 731–753. Elsevier, Inc.
Lewis R.D. and Laing E.M. (2013) Chapter 23: Vitamin D Supplementation and Changes in Vitamin D and Bone Metabolites in Children In: Burckhardt P., et al. (Eds.) Nutritional Influences on Bone Health, 227-236. Springer-Verlag.
Laing E.M. (2013) Chapter 23: Exercise and Nutrient Need In: Berdanier C.D., Feldman E. & Dwyer J. (Eds.) Handbook of Nutrition and Food (pp. 359-371). CRC Press, Inc.
Selected from 2022-present
Ishikawa Y, Laing EM, Anderson AK, Zhang D, Kindler J., Trivedi R., Sattler E. Comparison of Diagnostic Methods for Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Heart Failure.Ishikawa Y, Laing EM, Anderson AK, Zhang D, Kindler J., Trivedi R., Sattler E. Comparison of Diagnostic Methods for Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Heart Failure. 2023 Diab Epidemiol Manag.
O'Connor PJ, Chen X, Coheley LM, Yu M, Laing EM, et al. The effect of 9-mo of formulated whole egg or milk powder food products as meal/snack replacements on executive function in preadolescents: A pragmatic randomized placebo controlled trial. 2022 Am J Clin Nutr.
Cerminaro C, Sazonov E, McCrory M, Steiner-Asiedu M, Bhaskar V, Gallo S, Laing EM, Anderson AK, Feasibility of the Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM-2) for the assessment of infant feeding: a pilot study among breastfeeding mothers from Ghana, 2022 Public Health Nutrition.
Ishikawa Y., Laing EM, Anderson AK, Zhang D, Kindler J., Trivedi R., Sattler E. Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet is Associated with Low Levels of Insulin Resistance among Heart Failure Patients, 2022 Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Ishikawa Y, Lewis R, Laing EM, Anderson AK, Zhang D, Quyyumi A, Dunbar S, Trivedi R., Sattler E, Prevalence and Trends of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes among Community-Dwelling Heart Failure Patients in the United States, 2022 Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
For a complete list of publications, visit this link in PubMed.