Meet Our Staff!

Amy Dunham

Amy P. Dunham, MA, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S
Nutrition Coordinator/Registered Dietitian

Email: amy.dunham@uconn.edu

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut: MA in Education with a concentration in Kinesiology – 2003
University of Connecticut: BS in Dietetics – 2001
RD (Registered Dietitian) – 2001
CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) – 2009
CEDRD-S (Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian) and iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Approved Supervisor – 2019

Research Experience / Interest:
My master’s research involved caffeine and hydration status.
Current research interest includes prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

First Job:
Coat check person and banquet wait staff at a hotel in my hometown.

Favorite Meal or Snack:
Lobster, Caesar salad, and loaded baked potato.

Favorite Leisure Time Activity:
Spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy hiking, yoga and pilates.

Best Vacation Spot:
Hawaii

Best Tip for Students:
Honor and praise at least one of your valued traits every day.


Patrice Hubert pic

Patrice Hubert MS, RD, CD-N
Registered Dietitian

Email: patrice.hubert@uconn.edu

Educational Background:

University of Connecticut (current): PhD in Health Promotion University of Connecticut: MS in Nutritional Sciences, 2015 University of Connecticut: BS in Dietetics, 2012 RD (Registered Dietitian) – 2012

Research Experience / Interest:
My current research interest is in weight management and children.

First Job:
Waitress at a Retirement Home

Favorite Meal or Snack:
Anything Mexican- specifically chicken quesadillas

Favorite Leisure Time Activity:
Going to the gym, I also do fitness modeling/competitions.

Best Vacation Spot:
Saint Lucia

Best Tip for Students:
Every food has a place, don’t restrict yourself from anything. Enjoy in moderation!


Chau_SarahSarah Chau, RD
Registered Dietitian

Email: sarah.chau@uconn.edu

Educational Background:

University of Connecticut: MS in Health Promotion, Department of Allied Health Sciences (current)
University of Connecticut: BS in Dietetics, 2018

RD (Registered Dietitian) – 2018

Research Experience / Interest:
My current research involves food preferences and tailored nutrition messages in a pediatric population to prevent and combat pediatric obesity.

First Job:
Sales Associate at Abercrombie Kids

Favorite Meal or Snack:
Apples with peanut butter

Favorite Leisure Time Activity:
Going for a run, doing pilates or yoga, relaxing at the beach and cooking for friends and family

Best Vacation Spot:
Ogunquit, Maine

Best Tip for Students:
Eat the rainbow with fruits and veggies, but all foods fit into a healthy lifestyle!


Holly FiorentiHolly Fiorenti, RD
Registered Dietitian

Email: holly.fiorenti@uconn.edu

Education Background:
University of Connecticut: MS in Health Promotion, Department of Allied Health Sciences (current)
Hunter College Dietetic Internship 2019
RD (Registered Dietitian) – 2019
University of Connecticut: BS in Dietetics, 2018

First Job: 
Kitchen Assistant at Sur La Table

Favorite Meal or Snack: 
Ben and Jerry’s Americone Dream

Favorite Leisure Time Activity: 
Cooking, baking, swimming and hiking.

Best Vacation Spot: 
Lake George, NY

Best Tip for Students: 
Trust yourself and eat the foods that your mind and body craves.


Kramarz_MelodyMelody Kramarz, B.S. Exercise Science, NASM-CPT
Physical Activity Counselor

Email: melody.kramarz@uconn.edu

Master’s Student, Research Assistant, Kinesiology, UConn
Physical Activity Counselor, UConn Student Health and Wellness

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut (current): Exercise Science Graduate Student
Eastern Connecticut State University: BS in Exercise Science with a minor in Health
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

Research Experience / Interest:
University of Connecticut, Assistant Researcher: Human Performance Laboratory, Human Fitness Research Laboratory
Hartford Hospital, Clinical Research Assistant

My main interests in research is exercise prescription for disease and disability as well as increasing exercise participation among sedentary populations.

First Job:
Gymnastics Coach

Favorite Meal or Snack:
Sushi!!

Favorite Leisure Time Activity:
I love weight lifting, hiking, gymnastics, snowboarding, kayaking- anything outside or in a gym!

Best Vacation Spot:
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Best Tip for Students:
All movement provides health benefits for the mind and body. Movement you enjoy provides health benefits for the soul. Move often in ways you enjoy for the best of both worlds!