Joanne F. Guthrie is Assistant Deputy Director for Nutrition in the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) at ERS. In that position, she oversees ERS research and evaluation studies with a special focus on USDA child nutrition programs and on nutrition education provided through food assistance programs (such as Food Stamp Nutrition Education). She is also ERS's representative to the USDA’s Human Nutrition Coordinating Committee and Dietary Guidance Working Group. Her research interests are assessment of dietary intake and the factors that influence it, and nutrition education research and evaluation.
Joanne previously worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and at several USDA agencies, including the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Human Nutrition Information Service, and the Agricultural Research Service. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer Nutritionist and National Health Service Corps Nutritionist.
Joanne holds a Master’s of Public Health degree and a doctoral degree in Human Nutrition and is a registered dietitian.
She has authored or co-authored several USDA publications and has published in peer-reviewed nutrition journals. A recent publication is:
Guthrie, Joanne, and David Smallwood. 2003. "Evaluating the Effects of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Consumer Behavior and Health: Methodological Challenges," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103(12s): 42-49.