Susan Ettinger


Susan Ettinger

Susan Ettinger has focused her career at the interface of nutrition science and medicine. She began her nutrition studies with the hypothesis that the non-physician medical nutrition scientist was urgently needed to liaison with clinicians and researchers to translate nutritional findings from bench to bedside. She undertook a doctoral curriculum combining nutrition and medical sciences at Columbia University and postdoctoral training in the molecular biology of cancer, aging and immunology at Cornell University Medical Center. She was awarded an R25 grant from NCI to study the feasibility of training post-masters students in cancer nutrition and subsequently joined Dr. Pi Sunyer at the New York Obesity Research Center to test the curriculum with postdoctoral candidates. She continues to collaborate with faculty at Columbia University Medical Center to develop a curriculum to disseminate information at the interface of nutrition, obesity and cancer to health science professionals at multiple training levels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Past Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Nutrition Department, New York Institute of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA; Research Associate, Division of Endocrinology Diabetes & Nutrition, Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York NY, USA