Kasuen Mauldin, PhD, RD

Kasuen Mauldin, PhD, RD

Professor & Dietetic Internship Program Director
Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging


Preferred: kasuen.mauldin@sjsu.edu


  • Dietetic Internship, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • Ph.D., Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Chemistry, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S., Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

Licenses and Certificates

  • Registered Dietitian, since 2011
  • X-Ray Bone Densitometry (DXA) Technician, since 2016


Dr. Kasuen Mauldin’s research focus is in applied clinical nutrition and dietetics, defined as the study of diet and health and the practical application of nutritional science. She received her PhD in Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prior research training involved using molecular techniques to elucidate biochemical pathways in human metabolism. She received her clinical nutrition training at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, and currently has an affiliation with Stanford Health Care as a Clinical Dietitian.

In her research endeavors, Dr. Mauldin combines her knowledge of metabolic biology with her clinical expertise as a Registered Dietitian. Her research agenda is to produce scholarly works that (1) inform the evidence-based practice of health care professionals such as Registered Dietitians, nurses, and other clinicians, and/or (2) serve as resources for educators of health care professionals. She has established this focus through multidisciplinary collaborative projects.

Dr. Mauldin is also very interested in effectively teaching science curriculum in interprofessional education.

Research areas of interest: Applied nutrition and metabolism, clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment (body anthropometry, ​body composition, ​indirect calorimetry, dietary intake​, trackers/wearable devices​), weight-inclusive patient care, non-dieting approaches to health, interdisciplinary education, telenutrition/telehealth​. ​

For students interested in doing research with Professor Mauldin, please review the content on this site prior to emailing her: https://sites.google.com/sjsu.edu/mauldin-rsca