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Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Montgomery County 18410 Muncaster Rd Derwood, Maryland 20855

Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Food
  • Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Chronic Disease
  • Food Safety

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nutritional Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Master of Science, Nutrition (Minor: Exercise Science), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Mona Habibi is a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator (Tenure-Track Faculty) with the University of Maryland Extension (UME) serving Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick counties (Central Maryland Cluster).  Her work emphasis is on community nutrition.  Dr. Habibi teaches in the area of nutrition, food safety, health, and physical activity.  Her role is to assess the healthy living (primarily focusing on nutrition) needs in her cluster; develop and/or adapt research-based educational materials/programs; evaluate programs; and assess the outcomes.  She is a member of UME's Healthy Living Action Teams: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management & Food Safety.  Previously, she served as a Research Professional for the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (UGA SNAP-Ed).

Certification(s):

  • National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, Maryland

Professional Associations:

  • National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) - Maryland Affiliate
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
    • Maternal and Child Health Section
    • Food and Nutrition Section