Faculty

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Kaneen Gomez-Hixson, MS, RDN, CD-N

Visiting Assistant Professor, Nutrition Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees M.S., University of Saint Joseph
B.S., University of Saint Joseph
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About

Kaneen Gomez-Hixson, Visiting Assistant Professor, joins the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health. Professor Gomez-Hixson received her Master of Science in Nutrition and Graduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition at Northern Illinois University. She is a registered dietitian with expertise in sports nutrition and clinical nutrition. Professor Gomez-Hixson has been an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Nutrition and Public Health and an adjunct clinical instructor for the Dietetic Internship Program at the University of Saint Joseph since 2019. Her research explores low energy availability in female and male athletes and the impact this has on the endocrine system and gut microbiome.   

Kaneen Gomez-Hixson has been dedicated to providing sports nutrition services to athletes that would otherwise not have access to these services, including USJ student-athletes, for five years through her work with the USJ Athlete Nutrition Advising Program. Professor Gomez-Hixson is also clinically trained, working at the Hospital of Central Connecticut as an inpatient dietitian.   

Additionally, while working as an adjunct faculty member at USJ from 2019-2021, Professor Gomez-Hixson was a clinical dietitian at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT.

Affiliations

Lead Sports Dietitian, USJ Athlete Nutrition Advising Program; member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

Courses Taught

NUTR101: Survey of Careers in Nutrition

Publications

Professor Gomez-Hixson’s publications are sports nutrition-focused and explore the nutritional needs of athletes, including college athletes and athletes participating in the Special Olympics.

Research

Nutritional needs of athletes and eating disorder prevention among student-athletes