Dr. Goetz is responsible for teaching Nutritional Assessment (DN 810) and Intervention for the Prevention and Management of Obesity (DN 876).
In addition to her responsibilities in the D&N department, Dr. Goetz also is the Bionutrition Manager for the General Clinical Research Center at KU Medical Center.
She has two peer-reviewed research publications and 23 published abstracts. Dr. Goetz has extensive background with conducting advanced dietary analyses and is certified in using Nutrition Data Systems for Research (NDSR). She has trained and mentored M.S. degree students in standardized interviewing methodology and data entry procedures.
Academic Background Dr. Goetz received her BS and MS in Dietetics from the University of Central Missouri and the University of Kansas Medical Center, respectively.
In 2008, she received her PhD in Therapeutic Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Before receiving her PhD, Dr. Goetz developed a strong research background serving as project or nutrition coordinator for 10 research grants and providing nutrient analysis for numerous others.
Providing nutrition expertise through a weight management program entitled Project RENEW (Recovering Energy Through Nutrition, Exericse and Weight Loss), Dr. Goetz's research has focused on helping to improve the quality of life and overall health of individuals with serious mental illness.
The scope of her research has expanded to address food insecurity among this vulnerable population.In addition, Dr. Goetz is currently assistant director of the Weight Control Research Project and collaborates with researchers from the Energy Balance Laboratory on KU's Lawrence campus.