Carole Palmer, Ed.D., M.Ed., RDN, LD, recently retired from her position as Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition and Oral Health Promotion, Dept. of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Professor and Head of the Master’s component of the Frances Stern Combined Dietetic Internship/Master’s Program, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts Medical Center Hospital.
Carole graduated from Simmons College in Boston. Following her dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center of Tufts New England Medical Center, Carole received her M.Ed. in Nutrition Education at Tufts University and her Ed.D. in Policy, Planning and Administration at Boston University. Carole’s primary role for the past 50 years has been to teach Applied Nutrition in Oral Health to dental students, dental hygiene students, nutrition students, and other health professionals. Carole has been a pioneer in developing models for implementing nutrition care in clinical dental settings.
Dr. Palmer has published extensively in the professional and lay literature and has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on nutrition and oral health issues for professional organizations, government, voluntary agencies, private industry, the media, and the public. Her textbook, Palmer, C., Boyd L.: Diet, Nutrition, and Oral Health, Prentice Hall, 2016 is in its 3rd edition.
Carole has maintained a relationship with the New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics over the years and has served on the New Hampshire Board of Licensed Dietitians for the past five years. In 2005 Carole was named the NH Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.
NHAND congratulates Carole on her retirement and her many contributions as a 50-year Academy member.