Dr. Michelle Barrack Gardner is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her graduate degrees include a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis, a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University and she gained additional research training from the University of California, Los Angeles K30 Graduate Training Program in Translational Investigation. Her research interests include studying the interrelationships between nutrition, exercise, and bone health in adolescents, the Female Athlete Triad, and nutrition and sport performance. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and serves as an editor for the Academy’s Sport, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionist’s dietetic practice group’s quarterly publication, PULSE. Dr. Barrack Gardner enjoys providing nutrition counseling to elite athletes participating in a variety of sports and is trained as a state-certified dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technologist. She teaches FCS 308, 607, 608, 682, and 690A.