Joan C Zerzan, MS, RD, CD

Clinical Dietician, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
University of Washington Medical Center

Nutritionist, High Risk Infant Follow up Clinic
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington

Nutrition Faculty, Pediatric Pulmonary Center
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA


Professional Credentials, Licensure, and Certification

Registered Dietician, Certified Dietician

Offices and Membership in Professional Organizations, Advisory Councils, and Boards

  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Dietetic Association Pediatric Practice Group
  • American Dietetic Association Public Health Practice Group
  • Nutrition Network (statewide group of dieticians specializing in Children with Special Health Care Needs)

Selected Recent Publications

Zerzan, J. Respiratory disease in Infancy: Model for Nutrition Assessment. Nutrition Focus 2003

Sandra E Juul, Joan C. Zerzan, Thomas Strandjord, David E Woodrum. Zinc Protoporphyrin/Heme as an Indicator of Iron Status in NICU Patients. J Pediatr 2003 142:273-8

Nourishing the Pre term and Low Birth weight Infant, Co-author, Chapter 13 in Nutrition in Infancy and Childhood (P. Pipes and C. Trahms) 1993 and 1999 editions.

Nutrition Support of the Low Birth Weight Infant. Contributor in Nutritional Assessment and Support, Anne Grant and Susan DeHoog, 1991 and 1999 edition

Contributor; Interdisciplinary Clinical Assessment of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities, Chapter 11 An infant at Increased risk. Paul H Brookes Publishing Co; Maryland, 2000.

Contributor to Guidelines for Children with Special Health Care Needs;
State of Washington Public Health Dept Children With Special Health Care Needs.

Nutrition Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs March 2001; Chapter 13: Nutrition Interventions for the Premature Infant After Discharge. Washington State Dept of Health DOH Publication No. 961-158

PPC Case Report, Training Module, Infant With BPD

Assuring Nutrition Care for VLBW Infant Web site (Gaining and Growing)

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