Julie Plasencia

Assistant Professor


212 Funkhouser Bldg.
Lexington KY 40506-0054

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.


Dietetic Internship University of Nevada, Reno, 2007
MS Michigan State University 2008

Areas of Interest

Academics, Research