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Karen Reznik Dolins

Professional Background

Educational Background

BA in Biology, Washington University, 1977
MA in Nutrition, New York University, 1982
MEd in Applied Physiology, Teacher's College, Columbia University 1998
EdD in Nutrition Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University 2000

Scholarly Interests

Nutrition requirements of female athletes (doctoral dissertation),
Nutrition requirements of endurance athletes,
The role of exercise in weight management

Selected Publications

How Men and Women are Different: A Nutrition and Fitness Perspective. The Nation’s Nutrition. Deckelbaum 2007.

Sports nutrition for children. Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders.

Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment. Second Edition. Edited by Shirley Walberg Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall 2005.

Micronutrient requirements of physically active women: what can we learn from iron? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 81(5):2005.

“How Dry I Am.” Tennis Week. 32(1):2005.

Effect of Variable Carbohydrate Intake on Exercise Performance in Female Endurance Cyclists. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 13(4):2003.

Rethinking Sports Nutrition Advice for Women. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Sept 2000.

biographical information

Dr. Reznik Dolins is a highly respected nutritionist with over 20 years experience helping individuals achieve their nutrition goals.   A wide array of clients has sought her expertise in optimizing nutrition for athletic performance, weight management, and nutritional management of medical needs.  In addition to working at Altheus, she is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, where she earned her masters and doctoral degrees.  Karen was the nutrition consultant to the New York Knicks for over 10 years and has led workshops for the WNBA, Cirque du Soleil, Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon, New York Cycle Club, local area schools, and others.  Dr. Reznik Dolins is a prolific author, lecturer and expert reviewer in the areas of sports nutrition, weight management, nutritional needs of women, and sports nutrition for teens. She has created corporate wellness programs for clients such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, AT&T and IBM. She is a member of the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN) and recipient of their 2005 Achievement Award.  Other professional memberships include the American Dietetic Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the New York State Dietetic Association.  She was one of the first in the nation to earn the esteemed title of Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition (CSSN).  Dr. Dolins is a Registered Dietitian and is a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in the State of New York.



HBSV 4150: Sports nutrition

For nonmajors only. A practical course designed to assist health professionals give the most accurate and up-to-date information to active people to help them improve health and performance. Integration of principles of nutrition and exercise physiology and application to exercising individuals. Topics for discussion include energy expenditure, fuel substrate metabolism, specific nutrient needs, hydration, and weight issues for exercising individuals and athletes.

HBSV 5593: Nutrition in exercise and sport

Discussions of interactions between exercise and nutrition as applied to health and fitness. Controversial topics emphasized. Majors in nutrition are eligible to enroll during their second year of study. (See also section on the interdisciplinary Applied Physiology and Nutrition degree program in this catalog.)