Patient Rating:

No Rating Available?

Sharon L. Ernst, M.P.H., R.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Sharon L. Ernst, MPH, RD, CSP, CD is a registered dietitian, board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition and currently serves as Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Instructor, Division of Nutrition, College of Health. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Medical Dietetics at Utah State University and a Master’s Degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. She completed a nutrition fellowship at the University of Colorado focusing on inborn errors of metabolism and special health care needs. She then moved to Utah and worked at the Utah Department of Health coordinating nutrition programs in the Division of Family Health Services. For the past 20 years she has been the chief metabolic dietitian in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah.

Her research interests are aimed at advancing treatment strategies for nutrition interventions as they relate to the treatment and outcomes of individuals with genetic and biochemical disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Nutrition - Clinical Instructor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Genetics
Board Certification Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Nutrition - Clinical Instructor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Genetics
Board Certification Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-2457 School of Medicine
Div of Medical Genetics
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Sharon Ernst has coauthored numerous articles in such publications as Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Ms. Ernst has received numerous awards including Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the American Dietetic Association, Outstanding Young Women of America, and a teaching award for Preceptor of the Year at the University of Utah, College of Health, Division of Nutrition. In addition, Ms. Ernst is a founding member of the Genetics Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI) and serves as vice president of the Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association (IPAD).

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Minnesota
M.P.H.
Certification University of Minnesota
Executive Program in Nutrition Administration
Certificate
Fellowship J.F. Kennedy Child Development Center, University of Colorado
Pediatric Nutrition - Children with special health care needs and inborn errors of metabolism
Fellow
Undergraduate Utah State University
Medical Dietetics - Coordinated Undergraduate Program
B.S.
Undergraduate Utah State University
Biology, minor in chemistry
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Video & News