Evelyn Enrione began her career in dietetics and nutrition, as a dietetic technician in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida hospital. Realizing her passion for medical nutrition therapy she became a Registered Dietitian and then received her doctoral degree from Purdue University in nutrition. She earned a bachelor’s degree (Food Science & Nutrition) from University of Florida and a Master’s degree (Dietetics & Nutrition) from Florida International University, where she is a member of the faculty in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition.
Her research initiatives started in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue where her medical nutrition interests concentrated on therapeutic evaluation of parenteral nutrition in cancer growth with Drs. Dorothy Morré and Curtis Black. To enhance her proficiency in this area, she accepted a post-doctoral and clinical fellowship in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. After a ten year hiatus from the laboratory, Dr. Enrione was awarded a sabbatical at the Division of Research and Scientific Affairs, American Dietetic Association (presently, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) to investigate the clinical reliability and validity of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), a systematic approach to providing nutrition care. She conceived and developed this research process and is the only person nationally who is systematically evaluating the NCP through evidence-based research. Dr. Enrione has performed successfully in both laboratory and field research. One of her greatest achievements is the accomplishments of the graduate students she has mentored.
Evelyn has been involved in dietetics’ education for over 30 years. Throughout those years she was appointed to administrative positions in both didactic and practicum programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Enrione also served, for ten years, as the Associate Dean for the College of Health and Urban Affairs where she directed progress in both academics and facilities expansion. She facilitated mergers between health programs and human services programs and was instrumental in coordinating the construction of two buildings with offices and laboratories for the new Academic Health Center at Florida International University.
As a leader in dietetics, Evelyn has been influential in various professional organizations representing education and legislative interests related to dietetics. She has been active among the Florida legislators in promoting the awareness of the cost effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy in health care. Dr. Enrione has held several positions in the district, state, and national dietetic associations; most significant was President of the Florida Dietetic Association and Florida Delegate. Evelyn has received numerous awards and honors, including Outstanding Dietetic Educator (American Dietetic Association) and President’s Award (Florida Dietetic Association). For her career achievements, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award (Purdue University, College of Consumer and Family Sciences).
Medical Nutrition Therapy and Outcomes Related to Quality Care Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Nutrition Care Process/Nutrition Diagnosis, clinical reliability, and validity of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP)