Maria Barnes, Des Moines University Researchers

Maria Barnes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Program

Areas of Expertise


I teach topics in nutrition to students in the DO, DPM, Ph.D., MSBS and PA program. Currently, I serve as a Content Coordinator of Clinical Science III – Preventive Medicine and Nutrition course and director of the Healthy Cooking Elective. In addition, I serve as a facilitator in story circles (Behavioral Medicine/DO program) and SKIPPs offered in Clinical Science I – Biochemistry.


I provide service to the University by working on many committees across campus. I provide service to the profession in my role as a National Faculty of NBOME and being an IAMSE (International Association of Medical Science Educators) Fellow.

Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University
M.S. in Physiology,Wayne State University
B.S. in Biology, Stillman College

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