University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD
Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD

Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD

Robert L. Bickford, Jr. Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics


Contact Information
E-mail: Rachel.Johnson@uvm.edu
Phone:
(802) 656-5485
Office Location:
Nutrition and Food Sciences, 225B Marsh Life Science, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Education

Nutrition Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University (l99l)
Master of Public Health, The University of Hawaii (l980)
Dietetic Internship - Registered Dietitian, The Indiana University Medical Center (l975)
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition Emphasis: Medical Dietetics, The Pennsylvania State University (l974)

Academic Appointments

Robert L Bickford, Jr. Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2011–present)
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2005-present) 
Associate Provost, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2009-2011) 
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2003-2008)

Other Professional Appointments

Senior Nutrition Advisor, EatingWell Magazine (2004-2009) 

Professional Activities

American Heart Association Nutrition Committee (2006-2014); Vice Chair (2010-2012); Chair (2012-2014)
American Heart Association National Spokesperson (2009-present)
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board – appointed by the President of the United States (2011-2014)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - appointed by the Commissioner of FDA to the Additives and Ingredients Subcommittee - Food Advisory Committee (2001-2005)

Membership

Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Member, American Society of Nutrition
Food Day Advisory Board – Center for Science in the Public Interest (2010-present)
Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation Board (2010-present)

Editorial Boards

Nutrition Today (1999-present)
Nutrition Bulletin, Official publication of the British Nutrition Foundation (2000-present)
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association (l995-2001)

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Alumni Award - Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society, Pennsylvania State University (2004)
University Scholar - The University of Vermont (2003)
American Dietetic Association Foundation Award for Excellence in Dietetic Research (2001)
Outstanding Dietitian of the Year - Vermont Dietetic Association (2001)

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Link to Publications