Julie Kennel

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Associate Professor-Clinical, Department of Human Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Human Nutrition

(614) 292-3538


Dr. Kennel Faculty Insight

Julie Kennel is an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Co-Director of the Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition program, and Director of the Human Nutrition dietetic internship. In her teaching, she focuses on experiential learning activities that engage students and enhance student acquisition of knowledge and skills. Her work experiences have prepared her as an instructor for medical nutrition therapy lab as well as sports performance nutrition and behavior change and education courses. Her research and special projects focus on promoting dietetics as an essential part of health and demonstrating the value dietitians bring to health and wellness teams. She also contributes to research that predicts or explains human eating habits and behaviors and evidence-based strategies for achieving behavior change.


  • PhD Health Behavior, Indiana University, 2008
  • MS Public Health Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University Dietetic Internship, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics, The Ohio State University
  • BS Exercise Science Education, The Ohio State University

Research Interests


  • 2019 – Current - Associate Professor of Clinical Practice Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University. Program Director for OSU Human Nutrition dietetic internship program. Co-director for OSU Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition.
  • 2015 - 2019 - Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University.
  • 2009 - 2015 - Program Director Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University. Partial appointment with OSU College of Nursing from 2012-15 to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy with interdisciplinary team in primary care clinic.
  • 2008 - 2009 - Program Specialist Department of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University Extension.
  • 2008 - 2009 - Evidence Analyst, American Dietetic Association.
  • 2007 - 2014 - Adjunct Faculty Department of Science, Kaplan University.
  • 2007 - 2008 and 2002 - 2004 - Clinical Research Monitor, Abbott Nutrition.
  • 2005 - 2007 - Dietitian Health and Wellness, Indiana University Health Center.
  • 2004 - 2007 - Dietitian Adult Rehabilitation, YMCA of Monroe County (Bloomington, IN).