College: East Carolina University
Graduate School: University of Maryland, College Park
Internship: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and certification as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. In addition to managing the diet and quality of life for patients and caregivers, Raquel serves the community through her work with the nonprofits and academic organizations. She is currently a member of the steering committee of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA) and a medical advisor to the International FPIES Association and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team. Raquel is also an active member in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, serving on the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee and the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Committee and the Allied Health Committee for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Beyond clinic, Raquel is a preceptor for dietetic interns for several universities, runs a disease-based support group for patients and caregivers, hosts community educational sessions and grant-funded summer camps for the food allergic community.
From pediatric weight gains and losses to restricted diets for disease management, Raquel does not believe there is a one size fits all answer for success. She will work to find the best balance of meeting nutritional needs with lifestyle demands and ensure collaboration with other members of the care team.