Deborah Marino

Deborah Marino, PhD, MPH, MS

The University of Akron

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Contact Information

Nutrition and Dietetics

Schrank Hall South 210K

The University of Akron

Akron OH 44325-6103

Phone: 330.972.6322

Fax: 330.972.5563


University of California, PhD

University of California, MPH

Drexel University, MS


Deborah Marino is an associate professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, at The University of Akron. In addition to her graduate training in Nutritional Sciences and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Marino is a Registered Dietitian. Deborah’s teaching and research emphasis is community and public health nutrition, and areas of interests include community food security and sustainability, and nutrition services for at-risk and underserved populations. Deborah also maintains interest and connection to global public health nutrition concerns, especially in Latin America where she has lived and worked.

Research Interests

  • Food and water safety in the developing world

  • Facilitating nutrition program access to the underserved

  • Nutrition and oral health

  • Nutrition and health disparities Integrative and functional nutrition for health and wellness

Practice Interests

  • Nutrition needs in the developing world

  • Nutrition and cultural competency

  • Nutrition for underserved populations

  • Health disparities and nutrition

  • Sustainable food practices

  • Community food security

  • Integrative and functional nutrition for health and wellness

  • Chronic care collaborative efforts

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Admissions Committee member

  • Capstone preceptor

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition and oral health

  • Community food security