Courtney Luecking
Assistant Extension Professor

Professional Profile

Dr. Courtney Luecking joined the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition as an Assistant Extension Profession and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition in September 2019. Her prior work experiences have spanned clinical, community, and research settings – including inpatient hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Women, Infants, and Children program, and a research dietitian for projects related to obesity and metabolism at the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. She works to develop, evaluate, and translate healthy lifestyle interventions for wide scale use and to promote use of evidence-based nutrition and physical activity practices and programs.

Dr. Luecking is a member of various professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration, and the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. She has served in a variety of leadership roles at the local, state, and Dietetics Practice Group levels within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was recognized by the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition in 2016 as an Emerging Dietetic Leader.


PhD, Nutrition University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2019

Dissertation topic: Implementation of a child care + home intervention to improve children’s nutrition and physical activity: assessment of fidelity, parent engagement, and enhanced implementation

MPH, MS, Nutrition and Dietetics Saint Louis University 2009

Thesis topic: A picture of relationships between food accessibility, availability, and family meals in a rural county in Missouri

BS, Human Environmental Sciences, Coordinated Program in Dietetics University of Missouri at Columbia 2006

Areas of Interest

Academics, Extension, Research