Kimberly Johnson, Ph.d., RDN


My teaching and research go hand-in-hand. I bring elements of my research into my teaching, and draw on interested students to help with my research. I am dedicated to practicing inclusive teaching. In addition to co-facilitating and leading a faculty learning community to promote this, I engage in study to constantly reflect on my practices and understandings of inclusivity. My teaching in sustainable food systems also targets promoting inclusivity and equity. Courses that I teach increase student understanding of the social determinants of health and equity in nutrition and healthcare. I am passionate about helping students learn more about this, and to use what they learn to be successful healthcare practitioners, professionals and members of thriving communities.


Year Degree School/University Location
2014 Doctor of Social Sciences Focus: Food Policy and Social Science Nutrition Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
2010 Fellowship of Summer Internship in Bioethics Yale University New Haven, NY
2008 Master of Science in Child Development Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
2001 Dietetic Internship Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 
2000 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY


Course Number Course Name
NTD 200 Nutrition and Culture
NTD 304 Global Nutrition
NTD 325 The Food Chain
NTD 415 Community Nutrition
NTD 601 Nutrition and Health in Aging
NTD 612 Nutrition and Human Behavior


Johnson, K.E. (2021, Jan.) Review for weblog for the Society of Food and Nutrition of Gaddis, Jennifer E. (2019) The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Johnson, K.E. & Baba, Z.M. (2021, April). Praxis in Cultural Competence: Development of a Faculty Learning Community to Promote Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Practitioners Conference (via Zoom), section of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Johnson, K.E. (2020, Mar). “Food democracy, health disparities and trans fat policy”. Public Health Nutrition. 23(4):738-746. doi: 10.1017/S1368980019003306. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Johnson, K.E. (2019, October). Food democracy, community food security, and ultra-processed foods. Invited paper presentation for WCU Sustainability Research and Practice Seminar, sponsored by WCU’s Office of Sustainability and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, West Chester, PA.

Johnson, K.E.; Fleck, M. & Pantazes, T. (March 2019). “It’s the story: Online animated simulation, poverty, and cultural competence of emerging health professionals”. Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice, 17 (2).

Johnson, K.E. & Monahan, L. (2018). An introduction to Sustainable Food Systems: Module 1. In Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Center for Lifelong Learning, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group online Certificate of Training in Sustainable Food Systems.

Anguyo, G., Tinago, C. B., Sankaran, G., Johnson, K.E., Davidson, P., Mendez S, Loedel,
P., Dauda, D., & Evert, J. (August 1-2, 2019). Lessons learned from establishing an academic and agency partnership for Global Health Research. Paper presented at Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

Johnson, K.E., & Johnston, S. (2017, December). Building the big tent: Anthropology and interdisciplinary work in food and nutrition. Co-Chair, Co-Organizer collaborated with Dr. Susan Johnston of WCU Anthropology for Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting Washington, D.C.

Johnson, K.E. (2017, February). Health disparities, justice and trans fat policy. Poster session for the Howard University Health Disparities: Closing the Gap, Accelerating Health Equity for Our Nation and Global Communities Conference, College of Nursing and Allied Health (providing continuing education units for practitioners), Howard University, Washington, D.C. 

Johnson, K.E. (2016, September). Limits and dimensions in Consumer Citizen politics: The NYC trans fat policy. Paper presented for the American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2000-present): PADA; Member Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPD; Nutrition and Dietetic Educators
Society for Agriculture, Food, and Human Values
American Public Health Association: Food and Nutrition Section
American Anthropology Association: section membership- Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Anthropology of Policy
American Political Science Association: section membership- Health Policy and Law, Political Economy
American Sociology Association: section membership: Political Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Science Technology and Society

Curriculum Vitae