Academic Ceremonies - May Commencement
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Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, FAHA
Rachel K. Johnson is the Robert L. Bickford, Jr. Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Johnson holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. She completed a dietetic internship at the Indiana University Medical Center and is a Registered Dietitian. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Johnson served as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont from 2001-2008 and as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs from 2009-2011.
Dr. Johnson's research expertise covers pediatric nutrition and obesity, diet and cardiovascular disease and national nutrition policy. She has published numerous scholarly papers and book chapters on those and other topics.
Dr. Johnson was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Surgeon General to the Year 2000 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She served on the Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for the macronutrients for the National Academy of Sciences / Institute of Medicine. Dr. Johnson was a member of the Additives and Ingredients Subcommittee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Advisory Committee.
Dr. Johnson currently serves on President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board. She is Chair of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee.
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