Pao Ying Hsiao’s educational background includes a Bachelor of
Science in Dietetics from Florida State University, a Master of Science in
Food and Nutrition from IUP, and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. After earning her doctorate, she served as a
postdoctoral researcher, also at Penn State, working on weight management
Hsiao is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian
nutritionist in Pennsylvania. Her clinical work experience includes nutrition assessment for patient populations such as: geriatrics, long-term
care, oncology, OB/GYN, cardiac, diabetes, renal, critical care, and the NICU.
Within the department, Hsiao teaches Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food, Nutrition and Aging. She is also the faculty adviser for the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND).
Her research interests focus on nutrition epidemiology, specifically dietary pattern analysis and the relationship between diet and obesity-related chronic diseases. Her research has been presented at Experimental Biology, the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, and food and nutrition conference and expo meetings. She was also selected as a finalist for the Experimental Biology Clinical Emerging Leaders oral competition.