Katrina Piercy, Ph.D., R.D., ACSM-CES is a Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She is a dietitian officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Dr. Piercy advises agency and departmental officials on current physical activity and nutrition science to inform policies and programs related to health promotion and disease prevention. She has a leadership role in both physical activity and nutrition policy coordination and development; she currently staffs the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee and was the federal lead for the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth released in 2013.
Dr. Piercy received her Doctorate in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph’s University. She completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health.