Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RD, LD, CSCS

Wesley McWhorterHouston, Texas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Culinary/Chef
  • Fad Diets
  • Food Insecurity
  • Nutrition Education for Physicians

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McWhorter is an assistant professor in health promotion and behavioral sciences and the director of culinary nutrition for the Nourish Program at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. A professional chef, McWhorter focuses on interprofessional nutrition education through hands-on culinary medicine courses. His research interests include closing the divide between culinary literacy and nutrition education and policy. McWhorter is a member of a number of the Academy's dietary practice groups including Cardiovascular Health and Well-being, Food and Culinary Professionals, Research and Sports and Human Performance Nutrition. He also is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with experience in fitness and corporate wellness. McWhorter graduated from Kansas State University, earned a master's degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and a doctorate in health promotion and behavioral science from UTHealth.

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