Scott McDonielEducation

PhD., Capella University; MEd, Wichita State University

Research Interests

Obesity management; energy metabolism; e-health technology for weight management


Dr. McDoniel is a contributing faculty member in the School of Health Sciences. He teaches courses in the BS in Health Studies program as well as the MS in Clinical Research Administration program. Professionally, Dr. McDoniel has experience working as a clinician and clinical researcher in various settings. He has published peer-reviewed papers on obesity management and energy metabolism. Most recently, Dr. McDoniel co-developed an algorithm for assessing body composition through indirect calorimetry. In addition to his Walden faculty assignments, Dr. McDoniel serves as a consultant and manages his own wellness practice focused on clinical weight management.