Dr. Carin Kreutzer

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology


Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RD, FAND is a Registered Dietitian and Instructional Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Gerontology in the Leonard Davis School (LDS) of Gerontology and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC).  After completing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and Dietetics, Kreutzer completed a dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She received a master’s degree in public health, health services management and administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. She then completed a doctorate degree in urban education leadership, with an emphasis in educational psychology, at USC's Rossier School of Education.  Dr. Kreutzer has been a practicing RD since 1982. She has worked in all areas of nutrition practice, including Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as a clinical dietitian.  For over 20 years, she directed grants and led community education at the USC Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the past 10 years, she has directed and taught in the LDS at USC and designed four graduate nutrition degree programs including an ACEND-Accredited Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity. Areas of expertise include obesity prevention and intervention, developmental disabilities and chronic illness, public health and nutrition education, nutrition and health literacy, health systems and health care access and nutrigenomics.