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Faculty and Staff - Mona Therrien, DCN, RD, LD


Dr. Mona Therrien
Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics and Undergraduate Coordinator

School of Food and Agriculture
Food Science and Human Nutrition
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room 103
University of Maine
Orono, ME  04469-5735

Phone: 207-581-3130
Fax: 207-581-1636
Email:  mona.therrien@maine.edu

Education

  • Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) (2013) Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions. Newark, New Jersey
  • Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Healthcare Administration (2005) Husson University. Bangor, Maine
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) (1992) University of Moncton. Moncton New Brunswick, Canada

Professional Experience

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Lecturer in Human Nutrition. School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine.
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in providing medical nutrition therapy for clients with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and chronic kidney disease in outpatient, hospital inpatient and nursing home setting.
  • Adjunct Professor at Husson University and Eastern Maine Community college teaching students in the nursing and culinary arts program

Publications

  • Therrien M, Byham-Gray L, Denmark B, Beto J. Comparison of Dietary Intake among Women on Maintenance Dialysis to a Women’s Health Initiative Cohort: Results from the National Kidney Foundation Second National Research Question Collaborative Study. Journal of Renal Nutrition. Accepted for publication Sept. 2013.
  • Therrien M. Utilizing the nutrition care process and nutrition-focused physical exam in the care of the medically complex patient on hemodialysis. Renal Nutrition Forum. 2013. Vol. 32 No.1.
  • Therrien M. Knowledge, risk factors and behaviors associated with lower-limb complications in patients with diabetes on hemodialysis [abstract]. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012. Suppl 3-Abstracts Vol. 112 No. 9.
  • Therrien M. Malnutrition in a maintenance hemodialysis patient is improved with intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN): A case study. Renal Nutrition Forum. 2011. Vol. 30 No. 1.
  • Soucy M. IDPN improves nutritional status and wound healing in a hemodialysis patient with necrotizing fasciitis [abstract]. Hemodialysis International. 2009. Vol. 13 No. 1.
  • Soucy M. The impact of alternative medicine therapies on the nutrition and well-being of the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 patient. Renal Nutrition Forum. 2008. Vol. 27 No. 2.

Poster Sessions

  • Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2012 Knowledge, risk factors and behaviors associated with lower-limb complications in patients with diabetes on hemodialysis.
  • 29th Annual Dialysis Conference 2009 IDPN improves nutritional status and wound healing in a hemodialysis patient with necrotizing fasciitis.

Committees and Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition Curriculum Committee University of Maine
  • Academic Affairs Committee University of Maine


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