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Oklahoma State University

Jillian Joyce, PhD, RD

Jillian Joyce

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition

309 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-2033


Degree         Institution                             Area of Study
Ph.D. Kansas State University Human Nutrition
M.S. University of Pittsburgh Coordinated Masters in Dietetics 
B.S. University of Pittsburgh Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition


Tactical athlete/ first responder nutrition assessment and program development, child nutrition programs and school health initiatives, dietary quality assessment


Mailey EL, Mershon C, Joyce JM, Irwin B. “Everything else comes first:” A mixed methods analysis of barriers to health behaviors among military spouses.BMC Public Health. 2018;18:1013-1024. 

Mailey EL, Irwin B, Joyce JM, Hsu WW. InDependent but not Alone: A web-based intervention to promote physical and mental health among military spouses. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. 2019. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12168

Joyce JM, Rosenkranz RR, Rosenkranz SK. Variation in nutritional quality of school lunches with implementation of National School Lunch Program guidelines. Journal of School Health. 2018;88:636-643.


2017 National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Conference in San Diego, CA: Hanson J, Paez P, Joyce JM. A Healthy Menu Initiative: Implementing a Standardized Healthy Menu across the U.S. Army Child, Youth, and School Services (oral)

2017 American Society for Nutrition Annual Conference at Experimental Biology in Chicago, IL: Joyce JM, Rosenkranz RR, Rosenkranz SK. Variation in nutritional quality of school lunches with implementation of National School Lunch Program guidelines (poster) 

2018 American Society for Nutrition Annual Conference in Boston, MA: Joyce J, Cull B, Logan C, Rosenkranz R, Rosenkranz S. Development of Evidence-based School Lunch Best Practices: A critical review (poster), selected as Emerging Leader in Nutritional Science Finalist

2019 and 2020 Women Veterans Symposium, Oklahoma State University

2019 American Society for Nutrition, Nutrition Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD: Joyce JM, Mailey EL, Rosenkranz RR, Rosenkrand SK. Variability in Dietary Quality of Middle School Lunch Menus Meeting National School Lunch Program Nutrition Standards by Socioeconomic Status and Rurality

2019 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Philadelphia, PA: Joyce JM, Harris K, Mailey EL, Rosenkranz RR, Rosenkranz SK. Acceptability and Feasibility of Best Practice School Lunches for Elementary Schoolchildren in a Serve Setting: A randomized crossover trial

Courses Taught

NSCI 2114: Principles of Nutrition (honors discussion section)
NSCI 3011: Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice I
NSCI 3021: Nutrition and Evidence-based Practice II
NSCI 4573: Management in Dietetics
NSCI 5543: Obesity Across the Lifespan
NSCI 5313: Dietary and Herbal Supplements
NSCI 5843: Non-thesis Capstone

Awards & Recognitions

Bedford Endowed Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
Commission on Dietetics Registration Doctoral Scholarship recipient (2017)
KSU, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health Outstanding Overall Graduate Student (2018)
KSU, Golden Key National Honor Society, Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year nominee (2018)
American Society of Nutrition, Nutrition 2018 Annual Conference, Emerging Leaders in Nutritional Science finalist

Grants and/or Contracts Received

Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Fund (2017)
KSU Distance Learning Development Grant (2018)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Society of Nutrition
American School Health Association
Nutrition Educators in Dietetics Practice

Service Activities

Registration Exam for Dietitians New Item Writer and Reviewer in Management
Kansas Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness, Management Academy trainer
Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Foodservice Management and Education, BMC Public Health, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Child Nutrition and Management
Events Chair and Executive Committee Member for Early Career Nutrition, American Society for Nutrition
OSU Fire Council
OSU Transfer and Veteran Student Advisory Committee
Abstract Reviewer: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo


Registered Dietitian

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