Pao Ying Hsiao, PhD, RD, LDN

  • Pao Ying HsiaoPao 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 studies.

    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:

    • FDNT 212 Nutrition
    • FDNT 355 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
    • FDNT 422 Public Health, Nutrition and Epidemiology
    • FDNT 484 Senior Seminar
    • FDNT 458 Advanced Human Nutrition

    She is also the Graduate Coordinator for the Food and Nutrition Master of Science program and the faculty adviser for the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)

  • Areas of Interest

    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.