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Amy B. Porto, PhD, RD

Didactic Program in Dietetics
Director Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics



717-796-1800 ext. 3938

Interest and areas of expertise
  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, Nutrition Science option, 2004
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Dietetic Internship, 2000.
  • Muhlenberg College, B.S. Biochemistry, 1997
Classes I teach

NUTR 121 Food and Food Science
NUTR 121L Food and Food Science
NUTR 215 ServSafe Food Manager
NUTR 425 Nutrient Metabolism & Res Meth 1
NUTR 425L Nutrient Metabolism & Res Meth 1
NUTR 426 Nutrient Metabolism & Res Meth 2
NUTR 426L Nutrient Metabolism & Res Meth 2
NUTR 493 Sr Seminar in Nutr & Dietetics
WELL 133 Indoor Cycling

Selected Presentations and Publications
  • Binkoski AE, Kris-Etherton PM, Wilson TA, Mountain ML, Nicolosi RJ. Balance of unsaturated Fatty acids is important to a cholesterol-lowering diet: comparison of mid-oleic sunflower oil and olive oil on cardiovascular disease risk factors. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Jul;105(7):1080-6.
  • Kris-Etherton PM, Hecker KD, Binkoski AE. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Health Nutr Rev. 2004 Nov;62(11):414-26.
  • Binkoski AE, Kris-Etherton PM, Beard JL. Iron Supplementation Does Not Affect the Susceptibility of LDL to Oxidative Modification in Women with Low Iron Status. J Nutr. 2004 Jan; 134(1):99-103.
  • Binkoski AE, Kris-Etherton PM.  Dietary Recommendations for Total Fat. Cardiovascular Nutrition: Disease Management and Prevention (Editors: Carson JS, Burke FM, Hark LA.) American Dietetic Association, Chicago , IL : 2004.
  • Kris-Etherton PM, Hecker KD, Bonanome A, Coval SM, Binkoski AE, Hilpert KF, Griel AE, Etherton TD. Bioactive compounds in foods: their role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Am J Med. 2002 Dec 30; 113 Suppl 9B:71S-88S.
  • Kris-Etherton PM, Binkoski AE, Zhao G, Coval SM, Clemmer KF, Hecker KD, Jacques H, Etherton TD. Dietary fat: assessing the evidence in support of a moderate-fat diet; the benchmark based on lipoprotein metabolism. Proc Nutr Soc. 2002 May; 61(2):287-98.
  • Clemmer KF, Binkoski AE, Coval SM, Zhao G, Kris-Etherton PM. Diet and drug therapy: a dynamic duo for reducing coronary heart disease risk. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2001 Nov; 3(6):507-13.
  • Kris-Etherton PM, Zhao G, Binkoski AE, Coval SM, Etherton TD. The effects of nuts on coronary heart disease risk. Nutr Rev. 2001 Apr; 59(4):103-11.
  • Binkoski AE. Lipid-lowering effects of a mid-oleic sunflower oil in moderately hypercholesterolemic men and women. Presentation at National Sunflower Association Annual Meeting June 24, 2003 .
  • Binkoski AE, Kris-Etherton PM, Nicolosi RJ, Wilson TA, Blough ML. Lipid-lowering effects of a mid-oleic sunflower oil in moderately hypercholesterolemic men and women. FASEB J. 2003. (Poster at Experimental Biology 2003).