Upon graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Dr. Wien worked as a Registered Dietitian with an emphasis on diabetes and became a Certified Diabetes Educator. After earning her Master of Science in Nutrition at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, she came to Loma Linda University (LLU) for her doctoral program. Upon receiving her DrPH in the Department of Nutrition, she became a post doctoral fellow at City of Hope and Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, California. Following two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, she returned to LLU in 2007 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition. She manages the field practicum program for the Department of Nutrition and teaches Assessment of Nutritional Status, Nutrition Counseling and Education, Nutrition Seminar, Public Health Nutrition and Biology, and, Health Aspects of Vegetarian Eating.
Nutrition research has been an important component of her endeavors since beginning her doctoral program. As the Principal Investigator on two research studies, Dr. Wien has focused her activities on the nutritional properties of almonds, most recently on The Metabolic Effects of Almond Consumption in Adults with Pre-Diabetes.
Dr. Wien is a member of the American Dietetic Association, serving as Chair of the Association Positions Committee from 2005 to 2007. She is also an active member of the American Diabetes Association, the California Dietetic Association (CDA), and, the National Lipid Association. Dr. Wien is currently CDA President-Elect and will assume the role of CDA President in June 2012.