Senior Lecturer

Why does the diabetes epidemic continue to climb both nationally and globally? What are food deserts and how do they impact a family’s nutrition? What exactly are the latest government guidelines for Americans? Registered dietitian–nutritionist Monique Dowd teaches her students that human nutrition is more than just about sustaining life, as it constantly is intertwining with the facets of behavior, emotions, culture, and society.

“Penn Nursing faculty challenge every student to succeed and strive to let each student personally know that we are there every step of the way. 


  • MA, Immaculata University , 1997
  • BA, Loyola Marymount University , 1993