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Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, RD, CD/N

Josephine Connolly-Schoonen

Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, RD, CD/N

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Nutritionist, Department of Family Medicine
University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony Brook


Ms. Connolly-Schoonen, author of Losing Weight Permanently with the Bull’s Eye Food Guide (Bull Publishing, 2004) is a registered dietitian and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center.  Her expertise is in the area of nutritional management of obesity and chronic illnesses from the individual and community level.  In addition, she directs the Stony Brook Dietetic Internship Program and a series of community nutrition projects funded by the New York State Department of Health since 1994.  The purpose of these projects is to establish policies in community agencies, such as schools, childcare facilities and worksites, to improve the quality of food available to clients served and decrease the prevalence of obesity.  Ms. Connolly-Schoonen is the director of the Stony Brook WIC program.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Cornell University, and a Master of Science degree in nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology from the Pennsylvania State University, and her doctoral degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University.