Julie Plasencia, PhD, RDN

Julie Plasencia, PhD, RDN

Dr. Julie Plasencia

Julie Plasencia, PhD, RDN

Associate Professor, Director of the Didactic Program

209-B2 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

Last Revised: Feb 7th, 2024

Professional Biography

Dr. Julie Plasencia is a registered dietitian and Associate Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. She is the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics and holds a joint appointment at the College of Dentistry. She conducts mixed methods research on nutrition-related health disparities, with a focus on the cultural food practices of Hispanics/Latinos and youth health. Dr. Plasencia is also a  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinical Scholar Alumni, and Director of the Bridge Scholars Program.

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Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
M.S., Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
R.D.N., Dietetic Internship, University of Nevada

Course Instruction

DHN 301: Dietetics Practice
DHN 374: Research and Writing in Dietetics
DHN 598: Global Foods, Diet and Culture

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800