Hope is a licensed, registered dietitian, associate professor, chair of the nutrition department and the faculty lead for the JJM Mandel Wellness & Preventive Care Pathway. Prior to joining the faculty, she developed nutrition and wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies; completed advanced professional culinary training; and has presented hundreds of culinary demonstrations for media, professional and community audiences. Hope is the recipient of many teaching awards for her engaging and energetic teaching style including the John S. Diekman Graduate Award for teaching excellence. Most recently, she received the 2016 Professional Achievement Award from the 7,000 member organization, SCAN: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition practice group.
Additionally, Hope has been appointed by the CWRU Board of Trustees as the inaugural recipient of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness and Preventive Care, 2016–2021. Hope’s research areas include aging, glucose metabolism, sports nutrition and liver disease.