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Shirley Gerrior

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Professions

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program Master of Public Health (MPH)

Shirley Gerrior received her PhD in Biological Sciences with a Nutritional Sciences emphasis at the University of Rhode Island. She serves as a contributing faculty member in the PhD Program in the College of Health Sciences. Professionally, Dr. Gerrior has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a national program leader with oversight for nutrition and health research, extension, and education activities and as a senior nutritionist responsible for projects of national importance. She is a licensed and registered dietitian and certified as an exercise physiologist with the American College of Medicine. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Public Health Association, American Society for Nutrition, American College of Medicine, and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. She has published over 50 scientific articles and reports and presented at conferences on dietary guidance, nutrition and physical activity and rural health. She joined Walden’s faculty in 2008. She teaches public health courses for Walden University and serves as chair or committee member for dissertation committees.


PhD, University of Rhode Island

MS, University of Connecticut

Public Service

AARP, Volunteer - Wilmington, NC

Awards / Honors

Mary Egan Award, American Public Health Association, Food and Nutrition , 2015

ASN Service Award, American Society for Nutrition, 2012


Karen, M., Gerrior, S. A. (2017). Can the use of internet applications increase the participation of men in healthy lifestyle behavior?. Archives of Business Research,.

Malkins-Washeim, , D., Gerrior, S. A. (2016). Risk for type 2 diabetes among SNAP participants with diabetes. Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences.


Purdue, C., Gerrior, S. A., , C. (2016). Emotional intelligence, job satisfaction and burnout in dietitians.

Malkin-Washeim, D., Gerrior, S. A. (2015). Electronic benefit transfer: Food choices, food insecurity and type2 diabetes. Walden University.

Gerrior, S. A. (2009). Informed partnerships: understanding the system and its resources.