Marily Oppezzo

Marily Oppezzo, MS, RD, PhD

Marily earned her PhD in Educational Psychology at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, and worked in the AAA lab during her program. She also has two bachelors degrees, a BS in Psychology and a BA in Italian, from Santa Clara University, a Masters in Nutritional Science, and is a Registered Dietitian. Her current research interests are the effects of exercise on cognitive and creative processes and personal environment design for successful behavior changes, primarily for health promotion and disease prevention.

Currently Marily is adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University teaching in the biology and psychology departments. She has been a certified physical trainer and practicing dietitian in a variety of settings, including sports and clinical, for over ten years, and current works with cardiac rehab patients at the Cardiac Therapy Foundation and teaches aerobic and yoga classes at Stanford through SAY and the BeWell program. She also is the sports nutrition consultant for Stanford’s Runsafe program. She also occasionally blogs about nutrition research for the public at