Daryl has worked in the health and wellness field since 2007, as a researcher, instructor, and educator in both client-based and academic settings. She currently teaches several Research Literacy courses at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Professional Narrative

Daryl’s research interests have always centered around exploring health cognition. She researches how and why we as humans interact with information related to our health. Her general interests that serve to inform my research endeavors include: research literacy, online health literacy, scientific research translation, public health media, dietary supplements, online learning, data visualization, and secondary data analysis. Daryl has experience assisting on a variety of study designs, ranging from clinical trials to qualitative analysis. Currently Daryl serves on the MUIH IRB, Research Symposium Steering Committee, and Faculty Senate.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Nault D, Beccia A, Ito H, Kashdan S, Senders A. Health Information Discrepancies Between Internet Media and Scientific Papers Reporting on Omega-3 Supplement Research: Comparative Analysis. Interact J Med Res. 2018;7(2):e15. doi:10.2196/ijmr.8981

Cherpak-Castagna CE, Gafton EN, Nault D, Van Lare SJ, Freeman KC. Cross-Sectional Survey of Graduate Clinical Nutrition Students Describing Dietary Choices and Recommendations. J Am Coll Nutr. 2020. doi:10.1080/07315724.2020.1863282

Moonaz S, Nault D, Cramer H, Ward L. CLARIFY 2021: explanation and elaboration of the Delphi-based guidelines for the reporting of yoga research. BMJ Open. 2021;11(8):e045812. Published 2021 Aug 5. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045812


Research Literacy

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