Faculty and Staff
Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN
Title/s: Assistant Professor
Director, Dietetics Education Programs
Office #: Building 125, Room 4531, HSD
Chronic disease prevention through optimal dietary patterns and obesity prevention, particularly in children and adolescents, community food access.
Westlake Health Foundation for the Nutrition Revolution at Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL.
- Westlake Health Foundation to provide nutrition services through the Loyola school-based health center at Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the Cool Foods: Evaluation of Salad Bars in Two Chicago Public Schools.
- Kellogg Foundation, Chicago Food Systems Collaboration, community food access evaluation.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate 5-A-Day for Better Health program related to fruit and vegetable intake in WIC participants.
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
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.