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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN

Title/s: Assistant Professor
Director, Dietetics Education Programs

Office #: Building 125, Room 4531, HSD

Phone: 708.216.4132

E-mail: jkouba@luc.edu

Research Interests

Chronic disease prevention through optimal dietary patterns and obesity prevention, particularly in children and adolescents, community food access.

Current Funding:

Westlake Health Foundation for the Nutrition Revolution at Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL

Previous Funding:

Professional & Community Affiliations


Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP): Infrastructure for Translating.
Obesity Research into Practice and Policy for Youth and Young Adults with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities"; USDE/NIHRR; Grant #H133A10011; Expert Work Group for Nutrition, member.


Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition;  journal article reviewer


Topics in Clinical Nutrition; journal article reviewer


Commission on Dietetic Registration, Appeals Panel, member



Selected Publications

Kouba, J. Health measures and diet in Mexican American adolescents in Chicago:  An exploration of relationships.  Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition. 2012; 4(1):44-53.

Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Byrn, M. Vitamin D and Depression:  Where is all the Sunshine? Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2010; 31:385-393.

Kouba, J., Chiocca, E.M. Assessment of Nutritional Status in Advanced Pediatric Assessment; Chiocca, E.M., 2009. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, PA.

Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Wallis, D.E., Emanuele, M.A.  Vitamin D and Diabetes:  Let the sun shine in. The Diabetes Educator. 2008; 34(6): 939-954.

Block, D., Kouba, J. A comparison of the availability and affordability of a market basket in two communities in the Chicago area. J Public Health Nutr. 2006; 9(7):837-845.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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