Connie C. Mobley

Professor of Biomedical Sciences


Connie Mobley joined the Biomedical Sciences department during spring 2004 and served as the associate dean of research from 2005 to 2016. She has taught applied clinical nutrition, research methodology and design, and behavioral sciences for health care professionals within the pre-doctoral, graduate, and residency dental programs.

Dr. Mobley’s research during the past 30 years has focused on the role of diet and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention.  She is nationally and internationally recognized for her leadership in research topics including dental education, dental nutrition, cancer, pediatric health, and diabetes and obesity in adults and children. She has authored multiple articles about these topics in peer-reviewed scientific publications, as well as the textbook Nutrition and Oral Medicine. Her current research project targets the prevention of diabetes and obesity within a multicultural middle school cohort.

Dr. Mobley earned her bachelor’s from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, her master’s from Florida International University, and her Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.  She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and has been a registered dietitian since 1965.

Dr. Mobley received the Texas Distinguished Scientist Award and the National Excellence in Nutrition Education of Health Professionals Award. She also received the UNLV School of Dental Medicine’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. She has served as a member of Data and Safety Monitoring boards with the National Institutes of Health, and as Advisor and National Nutrition Committee Chair for multi-site trials. 


  • Ph.D. : 1993 : Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • MS : 1981 : Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • BS : 1964 : University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA