Anne Marie B. Hunter, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND

Title: Associate Professor
Company: Missouri State University
Location: Carthage, Missouri, United States

Anne Marie B. Hunter, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND, Associate Professor at Missouri State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors  for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biomedical sciences.

Inspired to become a doctor since her formative years, Dr. Hunter initially earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition with a minor in theology and philosophy from the College of St. Elizabeth. Upon completion of her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Weill Medical Center, she began her career as a clinical dietitian in private and semi-private medicine. During the 1970s, she furthered her clinical expertise in the field at Boston City Hospital for Boston University’s department of obstetrics and gynecology as well as the Harvard Medical Service. At Mercy Hospital in Orlando, Florida, she served in a dual role as the clinical dietitian and as assistant director of the dietary department. From 1975 to 1980, Dr. Hunter was active as the clinical nutritionist at the Missouri State Chest Hospital and also obtained a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Between 1981 and 2008, Dr. Hunter also gained valuable expertise in various roles at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, principally creating a new department of clinical nutrition and serving as the department director. Furthering her knowledge in the field, she graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. Since 2009, she has excelled as a tenure tract faculty member of the biomedical sciences department and an associate professor at Missouri State University. Further appointed as a consultant dietitian for St. Luke’s Nursing Center, Dr. Hunter is likewise affiliated with the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Southwest Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Known for her scholarly output, Dr. Hunter has contributed to numerous publications, including the American Review of Respiratory Disease, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Topics in Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. In a career filled with highlights, she is most proud of her involvement in her elected and appointed positions in professional organizations, including serving on the Council on Future Practice for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and on the board of directors of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Looking toward the future, Dr. Hunter aims to remain dedicated to emerging changes in her career, which currently includes the utilization of simulation to prepare future dietitians practicing medical nutrition therapy.

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