Lisa Herzig, Ph.D, RD, CDE

Lisa HerzigAssociate Professor
Director, Dietetics and Food Administration Program

Office: FFS 103
Phone: 559-278-2043

Education: Ph.D California Institute of Integral Studies; M.S.- University of New Mexico; B.S. Georgia State University

Courses: Introduction to the Dietetics Profession; Nutrition and the Lifecycle; Nutrition Assessment; Medical Nutrition Therapy; Food and Communications; Graduate Seminar

Research Areas: The effects of Pistachios on metabolic syndrome. The effects of Pistachios on inflammation.

Affiliations: American Dietetic Association, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Central Valley Dietetic Association, California Dietetic Association, American Dietetic Association Dietetics Practice Group Dietetic Educators

Statement: Lisa Herzig received her Bachelors of Science in Community Health Nutrition from Georgia State University. She decided to pursue her career in dietetics and started her own Personal Health and Wellness Company working with corporations and individuals helping them to develop an individualized nutrition program to support their lifestyle goals. Dr. Herzig then went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Nutrition from the University of New Mexico while working for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM as the nutrition program coordinator. She worked with 10,000 plus employees developing, implementing, and evaluating nutritional programs while working towards the goal of decreasing insurance claims for one of the largest employers in New Mexico. After leaving Sandia National Laboratories, Lisa worked at the second largest natural foods grocery store chains Wild Oats, as the regional nutritionist for both New Mexico and Arizona. She worked with patient referrals, developed and delivered a multitude of health educational programs, and worked on continual improvement within the Natural Living Department. Additionally, she was appointed by the owners of Wild Oats to develop and direct the concept of a wellness center for the public as well as the employees. Dr. Herzig was then recruited to work at St. Joseph s Healthcare System, where her primary roles included directing the nutrition department and providing health educational programs. She received her PhD in Humanities from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in transformational learning and change. Her dissertation looked at the What is the Meaning(s) of a Menopausal Woman s Voice? During that time, Dr. Herzig worked as the outpatient dietitian and program director of the St. Joseph s/Candler Hospital s Outpatient Diabetes Program. Dr. Herzig is an Associate Professor of Dietetics in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University, Fresno. Additionally, she is the dietetics program director and helps to coordinate the undergraduate and graduate programs.

NUT 61 Introduction to the Dietetics Profession
NUT 160 Nutrition and the Lifecycle
NUT 156 Nutrition Assessment
NUT 157 Medical Nutrition Therapy
NUT 149 Food and Communications
FFN229 Graduate Seminar