Julie Plasencia
Assistant Professor

Professional Profile

Julie Plasencia joined the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in 2016. Her research interests are in diet-related health disparities, particularly in type 2 diabetes and Hispanic populations.

Julie is a registered dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptor practice group, Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition, Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior and American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Website: www.julieplasencia.com

Course Instruction

  • DHN 480 Dietetics Pre-professional Practice
  • DHN 374 Research and Writing in Dietetics
  • DHN 598 Global Foods, Diet and Culture


Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2017 Human Nutrition

M.S. Michigan State University, 2008 Human Nutrition

R.D.N., University of Nevada, 2007 Dietetic Internship

Areas of Interest

Academics, Research