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My Bio

Tatyana El-Kour I PhD, MA, MS, RDN, FAND I PhD Graduation I Fielding Graduate University


Additional doctoral concentration track: Social Impact of Mobile Media and Immersive Technology on Health and Nutrition Behavior Change.

Dissertation Study: The Diet UX Research Study.

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA 

Fielding’s 2021 graduation ceremony was virtual during Winter Session/Spring 2021 term, and premiered on January 30th, 1 pm PST



Successful Completion of the Doctoral Qualifying Comprehensive Examination

Initiation of the Doctoral Dissertation Process 


Approval of Dissertation Concept Paper/Pre-Proposal


2018 PhD student Tatyana El-Kour earns two awards

Media Psychology Student Wins Big at APA Convention

2018 recipient of The Michael R. Neal Legacy Award in recognition of collaboration, scholarship, innovation, and advocacy

2018 inducted lifetime member of the PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology

Featured in Fielding Focus – A Fielding Graduate University Publication

2018 Winter Edition: Using Media to Fight Hunger

FOCUS Winter 2018: A Global Community


2017 recipient of the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment Research Fellowship for my project entitled: “Empowerment Matters: How redefining Mothers’ Role in Crisis Can Help Save Lives.”

Featured in Fielding Impact – A Fielding Graduate University Publication

2017 Edition: Access to Food and Nutrition in the Crisis-Ridden Middle East


2016 recipient of the Wagenheim Endowed Scholarship for International Doctoral Students

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