Melinda Boyd, DCN, MPH, MHR, RD
Dr. Melinda Boyd completed two undergraduate degrees: Muhlenberg College (BS in Biology) Cedar Crest College (BS in Nutrition) before completing her dietetic internship with Sodexho (Mid-Atlantic). She is a registered dietitian (RD) in both the US and UK. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (MPH) and the University of Oklahoma (MHR). She has also completed a doctorate of clinical nutrition (DCN) from Rutgers University. She completed her advanced level training for the program in the areas of gastrointestinal disorders and women’s health, emphasizing on PCOS. In addition to teaching at Logan University, she has a decade of experience online teaching, serving as an undergraduate professor with Purdue University Global and the University of Maryland, University College online.
Dr. Boyd has worked as a dietitian in a variety of areas, covering adult and pediatric nutrition. Her specialty practice areas include weight management, diabetes, vegetarian nutrition, and women’s health. Additional areas of research include the research interest and involvement of registered dietitians. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an active member in her local affiliate, the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND). She currently serves as the IAAND Country Representatives Chair.