Pao Ying Hsiao, PhD, MS, RDN, LDNAssociate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Food and Nutrition

Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 103

Office Phone: 724.357-7917

Email Address:

Pao Ying Hsiao Vitae

Degrees/ Schools

Bachelor of Science, Florida State University

Master of Science in Food and Nutrition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation Title: "Identification of Dietary Patterns and Relationship with Weight and Health Outcomes in Older Adults"

Areas of Interest

  • Innovation in Dietetics Education (Interprofessional Simulation)
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Dietary Assessment

Biography/ Professional Experience

After completing my PhD, focused on nutritional epidemiology, I completed a post-doc also at Penn State, focused on weight loss interventions. I also have experience as a clinical inpatient dietitian, where I specialized in neonatal nutrition, and a research consultant, where I have worked with recipe development and nutrition education for a juice company.

Courses Taught

  • FDNT 143 Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness
  • FDNT 212 Nutrition
  • FDNT 355 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • FDNT 410 Food, Nutrition, and Aging
  • FDNT 422/522 Public Health Nutrition and Epidemiology
  • FDNT 458 Advanced Human Nutrition
  • FDNT 484 Senior Seminar
  • FDNT 645 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats
  • FDNT 647 Vitamins