Dr. Renee E. Cole
Military-Baylor Masters in Nutrition
Dr. Renee E. Cole, PhD, RD, LD
Program Director, US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium
Dr. Cole is the Program Director for the US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium. Renee received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton, PA, and a MS and PhD in Nutrition Sciences from Syracuse University, NY. She has the Adult, Child & Adolescent weight management certification from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the Health Fitness Specialist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Cole started her military career in the US Army Reserves as a Medical Service Corps officer before transitioning to active duty as a registered dietitian. She was the Chief of Outpatient Nutrition at San Antonio Military Medical Center and later assumed responsibilities as the Research Director and Internship Site Coordinator. In 2009 Dr. Cole assumed her current role as the Program Director for the US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium as well as a Baylor-US Military Graduate Program assistant professor. In this position she ensures our program meets the accreditation standards set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics and that our program offers a robust practical experience to fully prepare our graduates for the dietetic registration exam. Her research predominantly focuses on intuitive eating and weight management efforts. Renee returned from a 1-year deployment in Feb 2012 as the Human Protections Administrator for the Joint Combat Casualty Team and the nutrition consultant for US forces in Afghanistan.