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Burgermaster, Marissa

Marissa Burgermaster

Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor (Medical)
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Department of Population Health

Behavioral Nutrition | Health Tech | Health Behavior Change Interventions | Personalized Nutrition | Biomedical Informatics


Office Location

Postal Address
103 W 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Dr. Burgermaster uses data and technology to improve behavioral nutrition and health behavior change intervention design and evaluation for promoting health equity in chronic disease prevention and management. Her research applies data science and human-computer interaction methods to improve nutrition and community health.

Prior to joining UT, Dr. Burgermaster completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she conducted research on technologies for diabetes management among underserved New Yorkers. She was granted an early career award from the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences to support her work developing methods for psychosocial phenotyping. She was also the behavioral nutrition lead for the CUIMC-based team that developed “Taming Type 2 Diabetes Together (T2D2),” a voice application for personalized nutrition and diabetes self-management that was a finalist in the 2017 Alexa Diabetes Challenge and the 2017 World Cup of Voice Tech in Diabetes.

Dr. Burgermaster holds a PhD in Behavioral Nutrition from Columbia University, where her research at Teachers College’s Tisch Center for Food, Education, & Policy focused on improving the evaluation of school-based childhood obesity prevention interventions. Dr. Burgermaster holds an MS in Nutrition and Food Science from Montclair State University and an MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction from The College of William & Mary. She previously had a career as a teacher and school administrator.