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Maren Wolff


Wolff, Maren
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Iowa State University
220 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078

University Profile

Program involvement
Dietetics Master's Degree - Instructor

Biography

Dr. Maren Wolff is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University; a master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University, where she also completed her dietetic internship; and a doctorate degree in nutritional sciences from Iowa State University.

Wolff teaches coursework in nutrition counseling & education methods, nutrition & health assessment, foundations of dietetic practice, medical terminology, as well as introductory nutrition courses.

Her research interests include patient-centered counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing and brief action planning; childhood obesity prevention and treatment in primary and tertiary care settings; screening tools and biomarkers for disease risk assessment; and the role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in all of these areas. She also has interests in pedagogical research related to team-based learning and flipped classroom approaches, as well as service learning in dietetics education.

As a dietitian, Wolff has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, population health, research, and private practice nutrition counseling with adults and children. In 2014 she received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently the secretary and treasurer of the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Education
Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University, 2018
M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition, Texas Woman's University, 2013
B.S. in Dietetics, Iowa State University, 2010