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Beth Falls, Ph.D., R.D.


Dr. Beth Falls began her career as a pediatric pulmonary dietitian at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She received her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Florida in 1993 where she conducted research to identify, standardize and test biochemical parameters to assess nutritional status in humans. She was on the faculty in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech University, before returning to her home state of Florida and joining the staff at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution as Deputy Director of Education.  Since 2009, Dr. Falls has worked as a research scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association - an independent non-profit organization focused on solving problems caused by water pollution. ORCA takes a One Health approach to their work. One Health – as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Dr. Falls is particularly interested in the overlap between environmental and human health.  



Ph.D., Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Florida
M.S., Food and Nutrition
Florida State University