Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

Katherine N. Balantekin

PhD, RD

Contact Information

10A and 12 Sherman Hall

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5578

Fax: (716) 829-2428

knbalant@buffalo.edu

Summary

Katherine N. Balantekin, PhD, RD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She joined the faculty after earning a doctoral degree in Nutrition Sciences, with concentrations in childhood obesity prevention and human development, from the Pennsylvania State University, and completing postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her predoctoral work focused on examining individual, familial, and sociocultural predictors of the use of unhealthy weight control behaviors. At PSU, Balantekin also had extensive training in childhood obesity prevention interventions. During her postdoctoral training, Balantekin focused on the intersection of obesity and eating disorders in both children and college students.

Education

  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Minor in Human Development and Family Studies,The Pennsylvania State University, May 2015
    Dissertation: Predictors of Girls' Self-Initiated Dieting and Patterns of Weight Control Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence
  • MS, Clinical Nutrition, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo, May 2011
    Thesis: Psychological Stress and Children's Coping Behaviors: Choices among Food, Television, and Physical Activity
  • RD, Dietetic Internship, University at Buffalo, August 2008-August 2009
  • BA, Biological Sciences, program of study in Nutrition, Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics, Cornell University, May 2008