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Sarah Hortman Assistant 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
    Nutritional Sciences
    Public Health

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society Member, 2013-PresentUNMC College of Public Health Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, MD, Public Health Student Research Award Recipient, April 2017
2019-2020: Douglas/Sarpy County WIC Director, Douglas County Health Department 2017-2020: Health Educator/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Wellness Corporate Solutions2017-2018: Course Instructor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015-2017: Graduate Research Assistant - UNMC 1999-2001: Department of Nutrition - Program Coordinator, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ1998-1999: Community Nutrition Specialist/Registered Dietitian, Pima County Health Dept., Tucson, AZ1997-Present: Registered Dietitian - Private Nutrition Consultant1997-1998: Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian, Canyon Ranch Spa and Resort, Tucson, AZ
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND)American Public Health Association (APHA)