Faculty Experts - Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN
MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical, community and research experience in the nutrition field
  • Translates nutritional science into practical advice for patients and clients
  • Behavioral treatments of obesity


Shenkman is an excellent quotable source on healthy eating and how to use food to help prevent and control disease. She can speak to how men, women and children can tackle these problems by planning ahead for meals, incorporating new foods into one’s diet, and increasing physical activity to live improved, healthier lives.


  • M.P.H New York University
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • Jones-Corneille LR, Stack RM, and Wadden TA. (2011). Behavioral treatment of obesity. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity. John Cawley, ed. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Jones-Corneille LR, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Faulconbridge LF, Fabricatore AN, Stack, RM, Cottrell FA, Pulcini ME, Webb VL, Williams NN. (2010). Axis I psychopathology in bariatric surgery candidates with and without binge eating disorder: results of structured clinical interviews. Obes Surg. November 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Jones LR, Stack RM, Williams N. (2007). Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery. Med Clin North Am. 91(3):451-69.
  • Allison KC, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Gibbons LM, Stack RM, Stunkard AJ, Williams NN. (2006). Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2(2):153-8.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Interim Director, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education, Villanova University 
  • Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education 
  • Clinical Dietitian, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 
  • Clinical Dietitian, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania

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