Golie Khayef, DrPH, MS, RD, CEDRD

Clinical Dietitian

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

About Golie Khayef, DrPH, MS, RD, CEDRD

Golie Khayef is a certified eating disorder and registered dietitian with more than a decade of experience in the treatment of mental health-related nutrition complications as well as chronic diseases.

She completed her adult clinical and food service dietetics training at USC University Hospital and her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in 2009. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California Polytechnic University Pomona in dietetics, where she also completed her graduate work and received her Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. Her main area of focus for her doctoral program at Loma Linda University was on public health nutrition, more specifically, on the connection between different dietary patterns and the health of the adolescent population in Southern California.

It was during one of her community internship rotations at a local community college that she observed and became intrigued by the link between dietary behaviors and mental health. Since then, she has specialized in the treatment of mental health-related dietary challenges and has guided many individuals and families through their healing journey with food and nutrition.

In addition, as a nutrition professor at University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona, she has been bringing her real-life clinical experience into classrooms and has shared with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as future dietitians, since 2012. She continues to raise awareness about mental health within the nutrition community and promote personalized care versus a one-size-fits-all standard of care within the medical community.

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Public Health: Nutrition
    Loma Linda University 2012-2016
  • Master of Science: Nutrition
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2012
  • Bachelor of Science: Nutrition, Dietetics Option
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2008
    (Summa Cum Laude and Dean’s list for 5 consecutive years)
  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2017-Present

Supervisory & Leadership Roles

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics Director, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, September 2016-2017
  • Lead Dietitian, Pacifica Eating Disorder Recovery Center (Intensive Outpatient Program), Claremont, CA, June 2011-2018
  • Dietetic Internship Director, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, January 2014-June 2015
  • Lead Dietitian and Nutrition Director, Bright Road Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Center (Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program), Claremont, CA, August 2014-June 2015

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