Deanne Kelleher

Deanne Kelleher

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Academic Specialist – Teaching; Assistant DPD Director




PhD, Michigan State University, 2023
MS, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 2001
BS, Michigan State University, 1993

Instructional Activities

HNF 471 – Medical Nutrition Therapy I
HNF 472 – Medical Nutrition Therapy II
HNF 406 – Global Foods and Culture (online)


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.  Ms. Kelleher has experience as a clinical pediatric dietitian and in school nutrition policy and promotion. 


Lucarelli JF, Alaimo K, Belansky ES, Mang E, Miles R, Kelleher DK, Bailey D, Drzal NB,

Liu H.  Little association between wellness policies and school-reported nutrition practices.  Health Promot Pract 2015 16(2): 193-201

Lucarelli JF, Alaimo K, Mang E, Martin C, Miles R, Bailey D, Kelleher DK, Drzal NB, Liu H.  Facilitators to promoting health in schools: Is school health climate the key?   J Sch Health 2014 Feb;84(2):133-40.

Eisenmann JC, Alaimo K, Pfeiffer K, Paek HJ, Carlson J, Hayes H, Thompson T,

Kelleher D, Oh HJ, Orth J, Randall S, Mayfield K, Holmes D.  Project FIT:  Rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a school and community basedintervention to address physical activity and healthy eating among low-income elementary school children.   BMC Public Health.  2011, 11:607.  

Mosack J, Kelleher D, Mang E,  Belansky E, Bailey D, Miles M, Carney Oleksyk S, Drzal N, Golzynski D, Alaimo K.  Quality and Enforcement of Local School Wellness Policies - Reasons for Concern.  American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, 2009. 

Mosack J, Alaimo K, Miles R, Drzal N, Carney Oleksyk S, Golzynski D, Bailey D, Kelleher D.  Association between school nutrition policies and food and beverage offerings in low-income Michigan middle schools.  American Public       Health Association 136th Annual Meeting, 2008.

Alaimo K, Miles R, Mosack J, Drzal N, Carney Oleksyk S, Golzynski D, Bailey D, Kelleher D.  School food offerings and 7th grade student dietary consumption in low-income Michigan middle schools.  American Public Health Association, 136th Annual Meeting, 2008.

Kelleher D, Laussen P, Teisiera-Pinto A, Duggan C.  Growth and correlates of nutritional status amount infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome after Stage I Norwood procedure.  Nutrition.  2006, 22(3)  237-244.

Bensley RJ, Mercer N, Anderson J, Kelleher D, Brusk J, Underhile R, Rivas J, Lupella M,deJager AC.  The eHealth Behavior Management Model- A Stage based Approach to Behavior Change and Mangement.  Prevention of Chronic Disease (serial online) October 2004.

Barbas K, Kelleher D.  Breastfeeding Success in Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatric Nursing.  2004, 30(4):  285-289.

Kelleher DK.  Cardiac Disease.  In:  Hendricks KM, Duggan C, Walker WA, editors. Manual of Pediatric Nutrition.  3rd ed.  Hamilton, Ontario:  B.C. Decker, Inc.  2000.

Corrales KM, Bechard LJ, Kane KA, Kelleher DK.  Enteral Nutrition. .  In:  Hendricks KM, Duggan C, Walker WA, editors.   Manual of Pediatric Nutrition.  3rd ed.   Hamilton, Ontario:  B.C. Decker, Inc.  2000.

Kelleher D, Duggan C.  Breast milk and breastfeeding in the 1990’s. Current Opinions in Pediatrics  1999, 11:275-280.

Rauh-Pfeiffer A, Kelleher D, Duggan C.  Obesity and low-fat diets in pediatrics.  Current Opinions in Pediatrics  1998, 10:329-335.