Executive Committee

Executive Committee



Mridul Datta

Mridul Datta became a Registered Dietitian because of her interest in the impact of nutrition in oncology care particularly during treatment. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient clinical dietetics, managed a clinical nutrition department before graduating with a doctoral degree in human/clinical nutrition from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Mridul is now the Director of the Dietetic Internship and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Mridul has been engaged in the Oncology Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group for many years, serving as a reviewer for the Oncology Nutrition Connection and more recently a co-editor for this peer-reviewed publication (2017-2020). Mridul is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.




Erin Gurd

Erin currently lives in Tampa Florida and has worked at Moffitt Cancer Center for 8 years. Erin currently works as Senior Clinical Dietitian and has worked inpatient and outpatient oncology setting but primarily in the GI oncology outpatient setting. She has been a member of the ON DPG for 7 years and has worked in various positions including awards chair, nominating chair, and webinar chair and currently holds the position of chair-elect. Erin has a special interest in malnutrition and nutrition in GI oncology.


Past Chair

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Renee Stubbins

Renee Stubbins grew up in Houston, Texas and received her bachelor’s in science and her PhD in Nutrition Biochemistry and Cancer Metabolism from the University of Texas at Austin. Renee is a senior oncology dietitian for Houston Methodist Cancer Center and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oncology Nutrition Practice group. Renee’s research interests include utilizing medical nutrition therapy throughout the cancer care process and using nature to address nutrition barriers (pain and anxiety) to improve patient’s quality of life.


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