Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, LDN, PhD, earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), her master's degree from Eastern Illinois University, and her doctorate from UIUC. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, was a dietitian at the VA Medical Center in Danville, Illinois for 11 years, and has been at UIUC in the College of Medicine since 1983 and in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Division of Nutritional Sciences since 1991. Dr. Chapman-Novakofski has over 150 abstracts/proceedings/journal publications. Her research and publications address chronic disease, especially diabetes and osteoporosis; and nutrition education strategies for these conditions. She has also authored four continuing education manuals for nutrition professionals, more than 50 Extension and outreach publications, and six book chapters.
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