SCAN Graduate Student Research Grant (Wellness) Winner
Shannon Herbert MS, RD
Mentor: Kathleen Woolf PhD, RD, FACSM
Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Effect on Relationships with Food and Dietary Intake Patterns
Shannon Herbert, MS, RD is a registered dietitian, yoga instructor, and first year doctoral student in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at New York University (New York, NY). Her research interests lie in understanding how lifestyle behaviors (diet, physical activity) may impact chronic disease, with the hope of developing lifestyle interventions that support and promote lifelong well-being. Her research is focused on exploring and developing lifestyle interventions for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Shannon aims to explore the experiences of women with PCOS, with a focus on their relationship with food and their dietary intake patterns. Shannon received her bachelor’s of science degree in Global Public Health & Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as her master’s of science degree in Clinical Nutrition, from New York University. She completed her dietetic internship at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY.