Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, RD
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Connolly-Schoonen, author of Losing Weight Permanently with the Bull's Eye Food Guide (Bull Publishing, 2004), is a registered dietitian and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine. She is the Head of the Department’s Nutrition Division and the Executive Director of the Nutrition Service for Stony Brook Medicine. Her expertise is in the area of nutritional management of obesity and related chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, from both the individual and public health perspective. In addition, she directs a series of public health nutrition projects funded by the New York State Department of Health since 1994. The purpose of these projects is to establish policies and procedures in community agencies, such as schools, childcare facilities and worksites, to improve the quality of food available to clients served and decrease the prevalence of obesity. She received a Bachelor's degree in in nutrition from Cornell University, a Master of Science degree in nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology from the Pennsylvania State University, and her doctoral degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University.