JOAN BENSON, MS, RD portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Research Summary

Nutritionist/Research Associate for Large Clinical Trials (The Polyp Prevention Trial), various epidemiologic studies on diverse populations. Conducted validation study of physical activity monitors. Conducted randomized-controlled studies of various athletic populations.


  • Master of Science, MFN, University Of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, BFN, University Of California-Berkeley
  • Registered Dietitian, Coordinated Undergraduate Program, University of California, Berkeley


M.S.   Foods and Nutrition, University of Utah
B.S.   Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley
R.D.   Coordinated Undergraduate Program   University of California, Berkeley
1998- present Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Division of Nutrition, University of Utah
2003-present Research Manager/Nutritionist WESTAT Rockville, MD
1990 - 2003   Research Associate, Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine/
Department of Oncological Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences