Matthew Darnell, PhD, RD, CSSD

  • Assistant Professor and Director, MS Program in Sports Science

Matthew Darnell is an assistant professor within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the director of graduate studies in Wellness and Human and Performance. Darnell has a doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Science. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also competed on the wrestling team. Darnell is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified. His research interests include nutrition and exercise approaches for improved athletic performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

Representative Publications

Suboptimal Nutritional Characteristics in Male and Female Soldiers Compared to Sports Nutrition Guidelines

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