Dr. Steinberg joined Duke University School of Nursing on January 1, 2018. She started at Duke in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Duke Obesity Prevention Program and transitioned to Research Scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute in 2014. Prior to joining DUSON she was an Assistant Research Professor of Global Health and Associate Director of the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. Her research focuses on digital health interventions for weight control, dietary change, and chronic disease management among adults. Dr. Steinberg spent 15 years working in the field of obesity research, both as a clinician and researcher.
During her time at Duke, Dr. Steinberg has been a co-investigator on seven successfully funded grants from NIH and Duke. Her work has been featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The American Journal of Public Health, as well as in mass media. She was recently awarded a K12 career development grant as a Duke BIRCWH Scholar and as part of this award is currently conducting a trial testing how to best leverage commercial smartphone applications to improve adherence to national guidelines for dietary management of hypertension for women.
Dr. Steinberg earned her B.S. in Nutrition from the Cornell University, her M.S. in Public Health from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Registered Dietitian and completed her dietetic training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.