Dolins, Karen R. (krd7)

Karen Reznik Dolins

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office Location:

532B Building 528

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

Sports nutrition knowledge of athletes

Selected Publications

Dolins K et al Collaborative Care Opportunities for Nutrition and Exercise Professionals in Weight Management ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal in review 2016

Dolins K. Nutrition Assessment of the Athlete In: Karpinski C Sports Nutrition Care Manual 6 th Edition Expected Publication March 2017

Manore, M. M., Hand, R. K., Liguori, G., Bayles, M., Dolins, K., Steinmuller, P., ... & Smith- Edge, M. (2016). Knowledge and Beliefs That Promote or Hinder Collaboration among Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Certified Exercise Professionals—Results of a Survey. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dolins K. Diet, Fitness and Exercise. OnCourse Learning. Expected Publication 2016

Dolins K and Coleman E. Using Protein to Maximize Athletic Performance Nutrition Dimensions 2014

Nonas C and Dolins K. Dietary Intervention Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity In: Akabas S, Lederman S, Moore B, Editors. Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences. West Sussex, UK; 2012. pp 295-309

Kim B and Dolins K. Analyzing the dietary intake of junior tennis players. Medicine and Science in Tennis. 2009; 14(1):9-14

Dolins K and Heaner M. Sports nutrition for children. Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders. Third Edition. Edited by Shirley Walberg Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall 2017.

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

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

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

Dr. Karen Reznik Dolins has been an adjunct professor at Teachers College since 1998.nShe developed the advanced sports nutrition course and created the Sports Nutrition Practicum for students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology specialization. She also developed and teaches Sports Nutrition for non-majors and the on-line Introduction to Nutrition course.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Dolins maintains a private practice where she helps individuals and groups achieve their nutrition goals. Specializing in sports nutrition and weight management, she works with adults, teens and children. She is nutrition consultant to the Promesa Head Start program in the Bronx. As a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition, Dr. Dolins helps athletes from pros to recreational, Masters level to grade school, improve athletic performance through science-based nutrition practices. She was the Sports Nutritionist for the NY Knicks for 10 years and Sports Nutritionist for Columbia University Intercollegiate Athletics for 2 years. She has provided workshops for the Women’s NBA, NBA Player's Association and Cirque du Soleil as well as numerous coaches’ clinics. Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Pepsico, PaineWebber, IBM and Columbia University are among the clients who have benefited from her corporate wellness programs.

Dr. Dolins currently serves as Membership Director of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and is a past Chairperson of the organization. She also is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and serves on various committees linking the professions of nutrition and physical activity. She recently co-authored 2 papers and presented data at the Academy’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo on the topic of collaboration between nutrition and exercise professionals.


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