Research Webinar: The how to’s of creating a research proposal

Recorded Webinar

This webinar will focus on creating a research proposal to ideally collect new evidence in a topic area with little published research.

  • Release Date: December 17, 2018
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This product is free for DIFM members.

This webinar was presented live on December 17, 2018.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists must be able to critically evaluate the scientific literature to make evidenced-based recommendations. There is also an opportunity for RDNs to conduct research in order to contribute the existing knowledge base. This is especially important in the field of integrative and functional nutrition, where some practices and recommendations may not have adequate data to support use. This webinar will guide attendees through the initial steps of formulating a research question and developing a research plan. The DIFM Research Grant will be introduced and explained.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 9040, 9060, 9070, 1140
Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 6.3.3, 8.3.3

Learning Objectives

  1. Write a research question and develop a hypothesis.
  2. State the common elements included in a research proposal.
  3. Explain what an Institutional Review Board (IRB) is and what types of research require IRB approval.


Jessica Garay Redmond, PhD, RDN, FAND, CSCS, RYT
Research Chair, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG

Jessica Redmond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition at Syracuse University. She recently completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology at Syracuse University, holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University. Jessica recently served on an advisory group for the DIFM Research Fellow, and 2 studies from this work are in the current issue of the Academy’s Journal. Currently, Jessica is the Research Chair for DIFM and the Public Policy Coordinator for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Release Date: December 17, 2018