Susan Rodder, M.S.

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Nutritional Impact on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Patient-Centered Application of Practical Dietary Recommendations

Biography

Susan G. Rodder, M.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the nutrition impact on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; patient-centered application of practical dietary recommendations; and technology approaches for the sustainability of dietary recommendations.

Ms. Rodder earned her master’s degree in nutrition at Texas Woman's University. Certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2006.

A registered dietitian in the Preventive Cardiology Program, she serves as course director for rotations in nutrition care and medical nutrition therapy chronic care at UT Southwestern. She's a member of the Texas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Ms. Rodder is involved in several research projects related to diet and heart health, mobile health (mHealth) technology, and lifestyle changes during cardiac rehabilitation. She has delivered several invited lectures and published numerous academic articles.

In 2019, she received the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions Clinical Excellence Award.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Texas Woman's University (1990-1991), Clinical Nutrition
  • Undergraduate School - Simmons College (1980-1983), Clinical Nutrition
  • Internship - UT Southwestern School of Health Professions (1988-1990), Clinical Nutrition
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Texas Woman's University (1990-1991)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (1991), Provides support, education and information for dietitians practicing in the areas of sports, cardiovascular and wellness
  • Dallas Dietetic Alliance (1991), Local organization which supports dietitians as the experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • North Texas Health Alliance Community Transformation, American Heart Association (2015), North Texas Health Alliance Community Transformation, American Heart Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1990), National Certifying Academy
Honors & Awards
  • The University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Profession 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award 2016-2016, Department of Clinical Nutrition
  • Distinguished Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching 2009, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, School of Health Professionals
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society 1990, National Allied Heath Professions Honor Society
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Nutritional Impact on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Patient-Centered Application of Practical Dietary Recommendations
  • Technology Approaches for Sustainability of Dietary Recommendations

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