Prabhdeep Sandha, PhD, RDN
Originally from Jalandhar, (Punjab, India), Prabhdeep now resides with her family in Denver, CO. In her role as an Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Prabhdeep teaches in the undergraduate and graduate program housed in the Department of Nutrition, College of Health and Applied Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) in Denver, CO. She also recently (Summer 2023) accepted a new position as the Graduate Program Director at MSU Denver, where she is tasked to manage a fast growing nutrition and dietetics graduate program. She is passionate about community nutrition, maternal-child nutrition, nutrition policy, and research & statistics. She completed her Ph.D. in Nutrition Policy with Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Applied Statistics at the University of Mississippi. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Punjab Agricultural University, India. In addition to her degrees, Dr. Sandha has held several professional positions related to her field since 2016. These positions include Graduate Instructor at the University of Mississippi; Doctoral Graduate Assistant, Institute of Child Nutrition; Graduate Research Assistant, Office of Food and Nutrition Security; Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition consultant at 1) Satyam Hospital and Shivam IVF center, 2) Apex Hospital, and 3) Twat’cha Skin center and aesthetic clinic, India; Product fortification and developer, Industrial consultants and Laboratories, India.
An award-winning academics, who was awarded a few accolades listed here: Commission on Dietetics Registration Faculty Fellowship Award (2021); IND MIG Outstanding Student Award (2020); Class Marshal for University of Mississippi Doctoral (Class of 2020); Best Research Poster Award, School Nutrition Research and Best Practices Showcase, School Nutrition Association (2019); Kathleen Stitt Award, School Nutrition Foundation, (2019); Second place, 3 Minute Thesis competition in the Doctoral category, The University of Mississippi (2018); Initiated, Honors society of Phi Kappa Phi (2018); Mead Johnson Nutrition/Research DPG award for research, First place, Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Washington, DC (2018); Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, School of Applied Sciences, the University of Mississippi (2018); University Gold medal for batch 2012-16, Punjab Agricultural University, University Convocation (2018).
Fun quirk: She loves to go out for a run, loves to cook, dance, paint, and enjoys listening to Punjabi music! Don’t hesitate to reach her out at firstname.lastname@example.org.