Heather Frazier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Heather Frazier, Ph.D.Prior to working in education, Dr. Frazier gained experience in clinical nutrition as a registered dietitian nutritionist. She previously served as the Dietetic Internship Director at Sam Houston State University. Now, she enjoys working with undergraduate and graduate students as the Didactic Program in Dietetics Director. For over 10 years she has worked to help prepare the next generation of registered dietitian nutritionists.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bonilla Science Hall 234B
  • Phone Number: (210) 283-5036
  • Email: hrfrazie@uiwtx.edu
  • PhD Health Promotion and Wellness, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 2017
  • MS Dietetics, Sam Houston State University 2006
  • BS Food Science and Nutrition, Sam Houston State University 2005
  • BS Environmental Science, Sam Houston State University 2002
  • Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of the Incarnate Word 2023-present
  • Assistant Professor of Nutrition, University of the Incarnate Word 2018-2023
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University 2011-2018
  • Clinical Dietitian, Huntsville Memorial Hospital 2007-2011
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Services Management
  • Food Systems Management and Laboratory
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • Dietetics
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • Master's Capstone Project
  • Advanced Nutrition Services Administration
  • Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
  • Nutrition and Health Behavior
  • Burnout among dietetic program directors
  • Emotional intelligence in dietetics
  • Gut microbiome
  • Grace-Farfaglia, P., Frazier, H., & Iverson, M. D. 2022. Essential factors for a healthy microbiome: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4), 8361.
  • Frazier, H., & Grace-Farfaglia, P. 2021. Pandemic fatigue: Burnout among nutrition and dietetics program directors. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 121(10), 140.
  • Frazier, H. R., Ocker, L., Araas, T., & Blackburn, S. 2020. The relationship of emotional intelligence to perceived stress in combined master's of science and dietetic internship programs. Journal of Allied Health, 49(2), 149-155.