Research forms the backbone of dietetics practice and the basis for the Academy’s work in education and policy. The Academy develops research priorities that guide the organization’s:

  • Policy and standards for practice
  • Strategy for advocating, facilitating, convening, funding and educating its members
  • Collaboration with other scientists, health care providers and professional organizations.

The Academy promotes evidence-based practice and urges members to become involved in the research process. Practice-based research activity is critical to discovering not only how nutrition interventions affect different disease states, but also how they impact outcomes and the lives of patients. In addition, practice-based research in community settings fills a public health function and determines the role of nutrition in achieving a healthy population.

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About Dietetics Research

The Academy has developed a Research Philosophy and Structure for the organization that reflects its emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Projects, Tools and Initiatives

The Academy offers many opportunities for participating in research, systematic reviews and evidence-based guideline development, as well as resources for mentoring, publishing and promoting outcomes.

Current Studies

Learn about the recruitment opportunities, participation criteria and status updates of current Academy research studies.