Dr. Rock is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. She completed undergraduate training in nutrition and dietetics at Michigan State University, achieved a Master of Medical Science degree in clinical nutrition at Emory University, and was awarded a doctoral degree in nutritional sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Rock has developed and conducted numerous clinical studies focused on understanding the associations between nutritional factors and risk and progression of chronic disease, biomarkers and risk factors. Dr. Rock has also served as PI for several diet and weight loss interventions and clinical trials focused on the role of nutritional factors, diet, and obesity in the development and progression of cancer.  At CHEAR, she contributes expertise on nutrition, dietary assessment and treatment. Dr. Rock enjoys swimming, cycling and long walks at the beach.