Title: Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition
Company: Hunter College, City University of New York
Location: Glen Cove, New York, United States
Janet Kolmer Grommet, PhD, RDN, CDCES, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition at Hunter College and the City University of New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical nutrition and dietetics research.
Dr. Grommet is a clinical nutritionist and researcher who has spent more than 45 years teaching nutrition and related courses at the postsecondary level. Her research focuses primarily on dietary management strategies for diabetes and chronic renal disease, and she is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and she holds Certified Nutritionist-Dietitian credentials in both New York and Illinois. Dr. Grommet holds a Bachelor of Science in human resources and family studies with an emphasis in nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was awarded a Master of Science in human nutrition and mammalian physiology in 1972 and a Doctor of Philosophy in human nutrition in 1978 by Michigan State University. She began her career as a research associate in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, rising to clinical assistant professor of nutrition in 1981. Between 1982 and 1987, Dr. Grommet was the administrative manager of the weight control unit at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center obesity research center. She continued to teach, spending a year as an adjunct instructor at the New York Medical College before joining the faculty at Columbia University Teachers College Department of Health and Nutrition Education in 1988 as an assistant professor, rising to associate professor and director of the school’s pre-professional practice program in nutrition in 1990.
Dr. Grommet was an associate professor of health sciences and nutrition at Long Island University from 1994 until 2000, serving as acting department chair and acting director of the graduate program in nutrition through 1996. She went on to spend almost two decades at Brooklyn College, rising from assistant to associate professor in 2003, and was named director of the didactic program in dietetics in 2005 and chair of the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences the following year. Since 2018, Dr. Grommet has been an adjunct associate professor and faculty coordinator for graduate nutrition capstone research at the City University of New York Hunter College School of Urban Public Health. Throughout her career, Dr. Grommet has contributed to numerous books and professional journals, with recent publications including “Development of a Practice-Based Assignment in Diabetes Care to Enhance Clinical Nutrition Coursework”, 2021, and “Incorporating a Required Student Research Experience into a Terminal MS Nutrition Program”, 2020. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who presented her with a 2017 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award, among other honors, and considers working with students and nurturing their professional development to be among the greatest joys of her career.
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