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DR MARQUITTA C. WEBB

BSc, MSc, PhD

LECTURER

BIO:

Dr. Webb is a Licensed Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian. She earned the Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University in Washington, DC.  In August of 2010, she joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at The University of the West Indies where she now serves as a Lecturer.

Prior to assuming her current position at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Webb had several secular appointments at Howard University, including Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Assistant Coordinator/Writer/Editor, University-Wide Self-Study Office; Manager for Research Education and Technical Assistance, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; and Program Manager, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Graduate School.

Passionate about teaching, Dr. Webb believes that theory and practice are integrated activities.  As such, she tries to demonstrate the practical application of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and expose students to real problems facing nutritionists and dietitians.  She also encourages students to take and defend policy positions according to their understanding of medical nutrition therapy and assigned readings. This approach, she believes, promotes independent thinking, which is the basic tenet of teaching.

Dr. Webb has published her research in various peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of American College HealthJournal of National Medical Association, Food Control, and the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  She also serves as a reviewer for a number of journals.

Dr. Webb also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics. Under the motto, “It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle change,” the Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) was formed out of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Guild of Students approved the formation of the Association on September 17, 2014.  The mission of SAND is to be the primary student organization that stimulates interest in the profession of nutrition and dietetics while raising nutrition based awareness in UWI through student involvement at the University level and in the wider through relevant community projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with responsibilities in teaching, research, and university services 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The University of the West Indies – St. Augustine, August 2012
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

  • Howard University, Washington, DC; Ph.D., May 2001
    Major - Nutritional Sciences
    Area of concentration - Community Nutrition                            

  • Howard University, Washington, DC; M.Sc., August 1997
    Major - Nutritional Sciences
    Area of concentration - Experimental Nutrition
  • Howard University, Washington, DC, B.Sc.; May 1995
    Major - Nutritional Sciences
    Area of concentration - Dietetics
  • Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, Barbados, West Indies; Diploma, July 1986
    Major - Human Ecology
  • Ellerslie Secondary School, Full Certificate, Barbados, West Indies; July 1984
  • Westbury Primary School, Full Certificate, Barbados, West Indies; 1977

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member, American Society for Nutrition
  • Member, District of Columbia Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association
  • Member, Council of the Professions Related to Medicine in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Member, Barbados Paramedical Professions Council

EXPERTISE:

Dr. Webb has expertise in the areas of nutrition for prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, as well as sports nutrition.  

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Risk factors for overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease and sports nutrition for health and performance

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Selected Journal Articles:

  1. Bawa, S. & Webb, M. (2016). Nutritional and health effects of the consumption of breadfruit. Tropical Agriculture. Special Issue, July: p. 52-69.
  2. Webb, M. C., Salandy, S., & Beckford, S. (2016). Monitoring hydration status pre- and post-training among university athletes using urine color and weight loss indicators. Journal of American College Health. Published Online First:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2016.1179195.
  3. Beckford, S. Webb, M. (2015). Anthropometric parameters: obesity and metabolic risks for noncommunicable diseases among adolescent swimmers. West Indian Medical Journal. First online DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2015.259.
  4. Sa’eed Halilu Bawa, Anna Harton,  Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak, Danuta Gajewska, Marquitta Webb. (2015). The role of selected bioactive compounds in teas, spices, cocoa, and coffee in body weight control. Polish Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 1, pp. 56-66.
  5. Webb, M. C.  & Aguilal, J. (2015). Nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practice among patients with Type 2 Diabetes in North Central Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago. West Indian Medical Journal. First online DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2014.287.
  6. Webb, M. C. & Morancie, A. (2014). An assessment of food safety knowledge of foodservice employees at a university campus by education level, experience, and food safety training. Food Control, 50 (2015) 259-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.09.002.
  7. Webb, Marquitta C. & Beckford, Safiya E. (2014). Nutritional knowledge and attitudes of adolescent swimmers in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. Published Online First: 11 February 2014. dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/506434.
  8. Webb, M. C. & Lewis, C. (2013). An evaluation of fruit and vegetable consumption in selected primary school children in Trinidad and Tobago. International Journal of Education and Research, 1(8): 69-82.
  9. Hinds, H. E., Johnson, A. A., Webb, M. C. & Graham, A. P. (2011). Iron, folate, and vitamin B12 status in the elderly by gender and ethnicity, Journal of National Medical Association, Sep-Oct; 103(9-10):870-7.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: Marquitta.webb@sta.uwi.edu

Telephone number(s): 1-868-662-2002 ext. 82444

Office hours:  Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. & Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Postal Address: Dudley Huggins Building, Room 25, Faculty of Food and Agriculture

Social Media: http://daeesand.wixsite.com/sand; daee.sand@gmail.com; https://www.facebook.com/daee.sand/

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