Franca Alphin, MPH, RDN, CSSD, CEDRD, Director of Nutrition Services
Franca is the Director of Nutrition Services at Student Health, an Associate Professor with the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and adjunct faculty in the Department of Recreation and Physical Activity. She is one of two Student Health dietitians, and has worked at Duke for over 25 years. She has an Associate Degree in medical technology, a BS in Community Nutrition from the University of Maryland and an MPH in nutrition from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She became Board Certified as a specialist in Sports Science Dietetics in 2011 and earned her Eating Disorder Specialist certification in 2013. Franca is a registered and licensed dietitian and gourmet cook who has worked with professional and amateur sports teams and individuals. She spends much of her time at Duke working with athletes as well as students struggling with disordered eating behaviors. Franca is very actively involved with the media in promoting messages about good health and nutrition through television, magazines and newspapers. In the fall semesters she teaches PE 203 – Diet and Nutrition.