Julie Ann Patterson, Ph.D., MBA, RDN, LDN

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Health Studies
Unit: Nutrition and Dietetics
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 241
Office Phone: 815-753-1918
Office Fax: 815-753-5406
Email: jpatterson2@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 409: Nutrition Education for Health Promotion
  • NUTR 410: Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 429: Strategies for Modifying Nutrition Behaviors
  • NUTR 636: Motivational Interviewing and Other Behavior Strategies in Nutrition and Dietetics

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Nutritional Science with a minor in Population Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)
  • MBA in Marketing, DePaul University, Chicago (2006)
  • B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated Program), University of Illinois-Chicago (2002)

Research Interests

  • Health care practices that influence breastfeeding outcomes
  • Infant feeding/breastfeeding
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Program evaluation

Professor Patterson was recently invited to interview with the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. View the video

Professor Patterson is featured in NIU's Experts Guide.

Publications

Patterson, J. A., Keuler, N. S., Eglash, A. R., & Olson, B. H. (2019). Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Program: Breastfeeding Support in Primary Care. Breastfeed Med. doi:10.1089/bfm.2019.0108

Patterson, J.A., Keuler, N.S., Olson, B.H., The Effect of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative on Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in US Hospitals. Maternal & Child Nutr. February 2018; 14(3): e12589 (In press)

Patterson, JA, Keuler, N.S.,Olson, B.H., The Relationship between Maternity Practices and Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in US Hospitals. Maternal & Child Nutr. September 2018; (In press)

Patterson, J.A., Keuler, N.S., Olson, B.H., The Effect of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative on Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in US Hospitals. Maternal & Child Nutr. February 2018; 14(3): e12589 (In press)

Patterson, J.A., Keuler, N.S.,Olson, B.H., The Relationship between Maternity Practices and Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in US Hospitals. Maternal & Child Nutr. September 2018; (In press)

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