Sapna Batheja, PhD, RDN, LDN

Sapna Batheja
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-5814
Campus: Fairfax


Dr. Batheja is Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Studies. Batheja’s research interests are how to leverage technology to create dietary behavior changes and impact overweight and obesity. Additional research interests include evaluating the level of acculturation and intergenerational differences in dietary habits among Black Americans and Latino Americans. As a Registered Dietitian, Batheja has had extensive experience in a variety of DC-based community settings, including schools, policy, and grant management. Before coming to Mason, Batheja was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Howard University.


Selected Publications 

Domenech, D, Adams-Taylor, S, Beckwith, K, and Batheja, S. "Improving Attendance, Health, and Behavior: Moving Breakfast Out of the Cafeteria." School Governance and Leadership. 2013 (8):1

Honors and Awards

  • Grant Recipient, Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters at the Store
  • Travel Grant, ANISA International Program, Namibia Team
  • Tuition Scholarship, Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
  • Recipient, Marie Haug Award in recognition of exemplary performance in gerontological studies



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nutritional Sciences, Howard University
  • Master of Science, Public Health Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
  • Dietetic Internship, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University