Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Chris Messenger

Christopher M. Messenger, PhD, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

P: 409-772-3308

Teaching Areas of Interest

Clinical Dietetics, Quality Improvement Methods, General/Clinical Informatics


Christopher Messenger, PhD, MS, RD, LD, CNSC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences at the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Messenger received Bachelor of Science degrees in Dietetics and in Nutritional Science (double degree) from Iowa State University in 2004 where he also completed his dietetic internship. He received a Master of Science degree in Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Sociomedical Sciences in 2009 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Population Health in 2019, both from UTMB.

Before joining the department, Dr. Messenger practiced acute care clinical dietetics for 12 years, three as a clinical nutrition manager. He has been board-certified as a nutrition support clinician since 2006.

Site managed by the School of Health Professions • Last Updated: 05-MAY-2021