Dawn Brewer
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Professional Profile

Dr. Brewer is the Core Leader of the Community Engagement Core for the NIEHS-funded University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and in the past has served as the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) for the department.

Dr. Brewer is a Registered Dietitian and conducts community-engaged research to increase the quantity and variety of fruit and vegetable consumption using community interventions that intervene at multiple levels of the Social Ecological Model for health behavior change. 

Dr. Brewer is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group, the Healthy Aging Practice Group and the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals.

Course Instruction

  • DHN 301- Dietetics Practice
  • DHN 480 – Dietetics Pre-Professional Practice
  • DHN 518 – Evaluation of Dietetic Issues and Leadership
  • DHN 774 – Seminar in Nutrition and Food Systems


  • Promote the increased consumption of the quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables through community intervention programs among vulnerable populations including Appalachians and older adults
  • Community-engaged research
  • Environmental health literacy (EHL) with an emphasis on nutrition protecting health from environmental pollution 


Ph.D. University of Georgia Foods and Nutrition

M.S. University of Georgia Foods and Nutrition

Dietetic Internship Iowa State University

B.S. Penn State University Nutrition Science and Applied

Areas of Interest

Academics, Research