Dr. Lorna Shepherd

Lorna Shepherd, EdD

Senior Professor of Community Health Outreach 
Health & Wellness Specialist
International Experience: Barbados, WI; Guyana, SA; USA




  • Doctor of Education, Public Health & Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Master of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Master of Science, Public Health with Epidemiology concentration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Nutrition, Brooklyn College, New York, NY

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Psychosocial Characteristics of Pregnant WIC Program Participants: Predictors of Stage Movement Toward Smoking Cessation

Certificates and Additional Training

  • Nationally Registered Dietitian (RD), Commission on Dietetic Registration, Chicago, IL
  • Licensed Dietitian, Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians, Atlanta, GA
  • Pre-Professional Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Specializations

  • Public & Global Health
  • Community Health
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Health & Wellness
  • Epidemiology

Academic Experiences

  • Associate Online Faculty,  Health and Wellness Program, College of Health, Human Services and Sciences, Ashford University, San Diego, CA
  • Associate Professor,  Department of Nutrition, Life University, Marietta, GA
  • Nutrition Educator, Department of Nursing, Fortis Institute, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Nutrition Program Coordinator/Director, Keiser University, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Professor of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, Department of Health Science & Nursing, Barbados College, St. Michael, W.I.
  • Nutrition Program Creator, Department of Health Science & Nursing, Barbados College, St. Michael, W.I.
  • Private Nutrition Practitioner, Shepherd's Nutrition Counseling, Atlanta, GA
  • Part-time Faculty, Department of Nursing, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • Director of Instruction, School of Allied Health and Public Service, Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta, GA
  • Assistant Professor, Health Department, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY
  • Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Allied Health, St. Francis College, New York, NY 
  • Adjunct Instructor, Queens College,  New York, NY
  • Adjunct Instructor, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Food Science and Nutrition    

Professional & Research Experiences

  • Principal Investigator: The effect of Diet and Vanadium Sulfate Supplementation on the blood glucose levels of diabetics. Department of Nutrition, Life University, Marietta, GA
  • WIC Program Director, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Research Assistant, Department of Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


  • Shepherd, Lorna. C., Lima, Hannah., Ott, Mary (2015). The Effects of Diet and Vanadium Supplementation on Blood Glucose levels of Diabetics: A Review of Current Human Data and recommendations for further Study.  MOJ Public Health.
  • Shepherd, Lorna. The Shepherd’s Diet Plan. Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Oklahoma, USA, 2007.
  • Shepherd, Lorna. Predictors of Stage Movement Toward Smoking Cessation In Pregnant Women, The Edwin Mellen Press: New York, 2002.

Membership in Professional & Academic Organizations

  • KAPPA DELTA PI International Honor Society in Education
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics