Last updated on: 8/4/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD Biography

Title:
Dean and Professor of Nutrition at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk and dairy products provide the most important source of calcium in children’s diets and account for 75% of the calcium in the US food supply.”

“The Nutritional Consequences of Flavored-Milk Consumption By School-Aged Children and Adolescents in the United States,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, June 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, 2003-present
  • Professor of Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, 1991-present
  • National Institutes of Health Study Section on Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment, 2005-2006
  • Member, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Additives and Ingredient Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee, 2001-2005
  • Director-at-Large, American Dietetic Association Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • University Scholar, University of Vermont, 2002-2003
  • Member, Institute of Medicine Panel on the Dietary Reference Intakes for the Macronutrients, 1999-2002
  • Award For Excellence, American Dietetic Association, 2001
  • Member, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee, 1998-2000
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Hawaii, 1980
  • BS, Dietetics, Pennsylvania State University, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Chocolate and Other Flavored Milks Healthy?