Linda Underhill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair Department of Service Systems
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Certifications: Registered Dietitian
Campus Address: Ross Building (#10) 1184
Campus Telephone: 585-475-7359
Personal Website: http://www.rit.edu/cast/hsm/hsa
Research interests include: NIH Stimulus Grant application jointly developed with RIT health alliance partner Rochester General Health Systems for Comparing Adult Non-pharmacologic Diabetes Interventions Participation.
Linda Underhill, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Service Systems in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation.
Underhill has been teaching at RIT since 1996. Her research interests include a NIH Stimulus Grant application jointly developed with RIT health alliance partner Rochester General Health Systems for Comparing Adult Non-pharmacologic Diabetes Interventions Participation. Her work’s focus is on the prevention of obesity/ diabetes for children through achieving healthy lifestyles and Healing Hospitality Innovation in the provision of health care services. Additionally she is focused on the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Women and Infant and Children (WIC) training grant and research grant, Principal Investigator. Underhill is currently involved with the following project:
Type II Diabetes Research Project
Joined the Rochester Area Diabetes Prevention Coalition, funded by the Center for Disease Control, for a regional intervention in the treatment of Type II diabetes found in the Hispanic population who live at or below the poverty level in this region. RIT’s nutrition researchers developed a nutrition intervention proposal for The Monroe Plan of Greater Rochester for at-risk clientele with Type II diabetes. Working with RIT Dietetic students, the team initiated the project, including development and administration of a needs assessment for the affected Hispanic population and development of nutritional intervention strategies for the Hispanic community in 2006. As CEO of the Senior Health Alliance, Underhill secured New York State, Workforce Development, TANF grants from the NYS Department of Health and the New York State Department of Labor for Alliance members for approximately 4 million dollars. She is an active member of Continuing Developmental Services, Rochester New York; Executive Committee, Board of Directors member affiliated with quality assurance, Seniorsfirst Board, Rochester New York, Executive committee, member of Valley Manor Board of Directors. Underhill also belongs to the American Dietetic Association, Chicago, Illinois and the Genesee Dietetic Association, Rochester New York.