Mary Dean Coleman Kelly, Ph.D., MS, RD

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Didactic Program Director, Assistant Professor

Contact Information

123 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-6103


Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Interests

Technology and dietary behavior change; Weight Loss; Dietetics Education

Selected Publications

Nickols-Richardson, S.M., Coleman, M.D., Volpe, J., Hosig, K. Perceived hunger is lower and weight loss is greater in overweight premenopausal women consuming a low-carbohydrate/high-protein versus high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 105:1433-1437; 2005

Coleman, M.D. and Nickols-Richardson, S.M. Urinary ketones reflect serum keytone production but do not relate to weight loss in overweight post-menopausal women following a low-carbohydrate/high-protein diet. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 105:608-611;2005

Courses Taught

NUTR 100 Contemporary Nutrition Concerns

NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition

NUTR 358 Assessment of Nutritional Status

NUTR 490W Nutrition Seminar

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior