Sarah Ann Stotz, PhD, RD, CDE

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Foods and Nutrition

Post Doc Research Associate

128 Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


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Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD Foods and Nutrition Science University of Georgia 5/2017
MS Medical Dietetics Saint Louis University 5/2003
BS Dietetics University of Wisconsin - Madison 8/2000


My research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative nutrition education programs for adults with low-income/limited-resources.  My emphasis includes using qualitative methods to better understand the user experience of nutrition education programs, and incorporate user feedback to tailor nutrition education programs to serve the target audience.

Current Research

I work in Dr. Jung Sun Lee's Community Nutrition lab as the Assistant Nutrition Education on the UGA SNAP Ed program.  I have developed an eLearning nutrition education program using a multidicipinary approach including eLearning design experts, marketing professionals, videography experts, and extensive technical support.  The program, titled Food eTalk, is tailored to the specific needs of low-income Georgian adults, with a mobile (smartphone) based approach. Access to Food eTalk is available at under the "LEARN ONLINE" tab. My research is funded by USDA SNAP-Ed and RNECE-South.


Stotz SA, Lee JS (2016). Development of an Online Smartphone-Based eLearning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Individuals.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. May 2016. (In Press)

Stotz SA, Lee JS, Rong R, Murray D. (2016). The Feasibility of an eLearning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Individuals. Health Promotion Practice. January(18)1; 150-157.

Advisory Committee

Dr Jung Sun Lee, Dr Caree Cotwright, Dr Michael Orey, Dr Jori Hall, Dr Deborah Murray

Job Description

Sarah is a post doctoral research associate focusing on development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative nutrition education methods serving low-income adult Georgians.