Sarah HortmanAssistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2021
M.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
B.S., Community Health Nutrition, Georgia State University, 1997
As a Nutrition and Health Sciences Professor and registered dietitian nutritionist, Sarah aspires to promote health and preclude disease through her expertise in public health and nutrition. This includes community collaboration and instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in public health and nutrition-related areas plus guidance through experiential learning opportunities.
Her interests include mentoring students to help them navigate their education, training experiences, and career goals in nutrition and health as well as instructing and guiding students through experience, education, and theory which creates an evidence-based foundation. This allows future health professionals to foster systems change and enables realistic nutrition and health interventions, as an approach to reducing health disparities, increasing health equity, and assisting diverse populations with achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Areas of Expertise:
Health Promotion Programming
Community Health and Wellness/Community Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition
Social and Behavioral Health Theory
Nutrition Education Interventions
Chronic Disease Prevention