Mary Ann JohnsonJ.S. Tinstman Professor, Department Chair
B.A., Chemistry, University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison
As professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mary Ann mentors faculty and staff at all career stages to reach their goals in research, teaching, Extension, and outreach.
UNL's chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) seeks to improve the research environment for women and all members of the UNL community and it is here that Mary Ann serves on the steering committee. Additionally, she is active with the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) including the Nominations Committee for the Board of Directors and the Fellows Selection Committee. With ASN, she also served as President from 2017-2018. On behalf of the Association of Nutrition Departments and Programs (ANDP), Mary Ann also serves on the Board of Directors and has been designated as the ANDP President for 2021-2022.
During her time at the University of Georgia, Mary Ann’s academic career focused on aging, nutrition and chronic disease self-management, and training students and health professionals in food and nutrition policies to ensure access to affordable, safe, and wholesome foods.
Areas of Expertise:
Research and outreach expertise with focus on aging, nutrition, and health promotion in community settings
Taught food and nutrition policy, nutrition, obesity and chronic diseases, and proposal writing at University of Georgia