Julie Ann Patterson PhD, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD

Julie Patterson
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

Educational Background

  • PhD in Nutritional Science with a minor in Population Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)

  • MBA in Marketing, DePaul University, Chicago (2006)

  • BS 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


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)