Emily Johnston, PhD, MPH, RDN, CDE

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Education


Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

M.P.H, Health Education and Behavioral Science, Rutgers University

B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, UNC Greensboro


Registered Dietitian (CDR)

Certified Diabetes Educator (NCBDE)

Most recent teaching experience:

Instructor of Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle, Penn State College of Medicine

Most recent publications and presentations:

Johnston EA, Petersen KS, Kris-Etherton PM. Daily Intake of Non-fried Potato Does Not Affect Markers of Glycemia and is Associated with Better Diet Quality Compared with Refined Grains: A Randomized Crossover Study in Healthy Adults. Br. J. Nutr.2020. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114520000252.

Beasley JM, Sardina P, Johnston EA, Ganguzza L, Padikkala J, Bagheri A, Jones S, Gianos E. Integrating a diet quality screener into a cardiology practice: assessment of nutrition counseling, cardiometabolic risk factors, and patient/provider satisfaction. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. 2020;0:1–7. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000046.

Johnston E, Mathews T, Aspry K, Aggarwal M, Gianos E. Strategies to Fill the Gaps in Nutrition Education for Health Professionals through Continuing Medical Education. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019; 21: 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-019-0775-9

Johnston EA, Tindall AM, Petersen KS, Kris-Etherton PM. The effect of nuts on markers of glycemic control: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. AJCN. 2019;109 (2): 297–314. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqy236.

Johnston EA, Beasley JM, Jay MR, Weidemer J, Kris-Etherton PM. Practical Nutrition for the Primary Care Provider: A Pilot Test. Med Sci Educ. 2019; 29: 363-373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00700-w.

Harkin N, Johnston E, Mathews T, Guo Y, Schwartzbard A, Berger J, Gianos E. Physicians’ Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes, and Counseling Practices: The Experience of a Single Health Care Center at Changing the Landscape for Dietary Education. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2018; 13 (3): 292-300. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1559827618809934.

Davidson P, Johnston E. Crowdsourcing 101: Implications for Healthcare Providers. On the Cutting Edge, Diabetes Care and Education. 2016; 37(2): 33-38.