Marsha Piacun    

Marsha Piacun, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Dietetic Internship
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2672
Fax: (504) 988-3540

Research Interests:

Community Nutrition and Dietetics

Educational Background:

  • MBA, Loyola University, New Orleans
  • RD, Dietetic Internship, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans
  • BS, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Achievements

  • Nomination for the LDA Dietetic Educator Award, New Orleans Dietetic Association, 2011
  • Member, Dietetic Educators of Practitioners, 2007-present
  • Director of Dietetic Internship, Tulane University, 2006-present
  • Dietitian Consultant to healthcare facilities in south Louisiana, 1981-present
  • Director of Dietetic Traineeship, Charity Hospital, 1973-1976
  • Administrative Dietitian, Charity Hospital, 1971-1973

Courses Taught:

  • CHSC 7950 Dietetic Internship
  • CHSC 7960 Dietetic Internship


Personal Statement:

I began my career at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.  I worked in the School of Nursing food service and compiled information to begin the dietetic traineeship program.  I directed the program for 3 years.  I was then able to stay home with my 3 children for several years.  In 1981, I returned to work part time as a dietitian consultant to several health care facilities.  Over the years, the number of facilities increased.  I have consulted to nursing facilities, hospitals, councils on aging, dialysis units, juvenile detention facility, adult day care, head start, community homes.  I was a preceptor to many dietetic interns and dietary managers.  A year after Katrina, the Tulane Dietetic Internship program reopened.  I became the director of a program that needed more preceptors, rotation sites, and a change in focus. I have enjoyed creating a program that gives students experience in the many areas that a dietitian could practice.


Level of Instruction:


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