Lieutenant Colonel Stephanie Meyer – Program Director, U.S. Military-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition
Dr.PH, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas; Management, Policy and Community Health, focus in Community Health Practice, Maternal and Child Health and Global Health, 2012
MS Community Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2003
BS Dietetics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1997
Dr. Meyer currently as the Program Director for the Graduate Program in Nutrition (GPN) at Fort Sam Houston, TX. In her personal time she currently serves on the strategic planning committee for the American Overseas Dietetic Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ International Affiliate.
Dr. Meyer has held a variety of positions in Nutrition Care and outside of it during her 19+ year career, including Deputy, Nutrition Care Division, Chief, Education, Training and Research at Madigan Army Medical Center, JBLM, one of three Phase 2 sites for the GPN, where she guided interns through the research rotation and completion of their Master’s degree thesis requirements, Chief of NCD at a MEDDAC, Assistant Chief of NCD at a Medical Center, Chief of the Production and Service Branch and Medical Nutrition Therapy Branch at a Medical Center, Company Commander and Acting Battalion Commander. Dr. Meyer served as vice chair of the Institutional Review Board at Madigan Army Medical Center, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Meyer has been recognized by the American Overseas Dietetic Association as the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (2014) and Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (2011). She was deemed an Army Medical Specialist Corps (AMSC) Iron Major in 2012, and received the AMSC Award of Excellence in 2001.
Dr. Meyer enjoys running and a good workout – the best stress reliever on the planet. She is passionate about developing the Army’s future dietitian leaders, and considers this quote from her cross country coach in high school quite often, “opportunities are often missed because they are disguised as hard work.” Dr. Meyer never passes up an opportunity!
Academic Interests and Research
Dr. Meyer’s research is primarily focused on overweight and obesity in the active duty population. Her passion is to find effective methods to aid the active duty population with weight management to prevent overweight and obesity. She is also passionate about maternal and child health.
“Traumatic Brain Injury and Nutrition,” Traumatic Brain Injury Program Staff at Madigan Army Medical Center, 21 March 2013
“Let Their Voices Be Heard: Understanding the barriers to seeking early prenatal care for low-income non-Hispanic Black women,” CityMatCH Conference, Savannah Georgia, 24 September 2013
“Supplemental Genistein, Quercetin, and Reseveratrol Intake in Active Duty Army Soldiers,” Madigan Army Medical Center Research Day, 25 April 2014
“Weight and Over-Fat Status of Soldiers Entering the Army MOVE! Program,” Madigan Army Medical Center Research Day, 29 April 2016
Bowles SV, Picano J, Epperly T, Meyer S. “The Life Program: A Wellness Approach to Weight Loss.” Military Medicine. November 2006; 171(11):1089-1094.
McCarthy MS, Fabling J, Martindale R, Meyer SA, “Nutrition Support of the Traumatically Injured Warfighter.” Critical Care Nursing. March 2008;20(1):59-65.
Sepowitz JJ, Fauser KR, Meyer SA, Jackson SJ, “Supplemental Genistein, Quercetin, and Resveratrol Intake in Active Duty Army Soldiers.” Military Medicine. May 2015; 180(5): 547-553.