Joanne Guthrie



Joanne F. Guthrie is a Senior Research Nutritionist in the Food Assistance Research Branch of the Food Economics Division of ERS.


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.

Selected Publications

She has authored or co-authored several USDA publications and has published in peer-reviewed nutrition journals. The following are some recent publications:

Guthrie, J., L. Mancino, and C. Lin. 2015. “Nudging Consumers towards Better Food Choices: Policy Approaches to Changing Food Consumption Behaviors,” Psychology and Marketing 32(5):501-511.

Guthrie, J., C. Newman, K. Ralston, M. Prell, and M. Ollinger. 2012. "Understanding School Food Service Characteristics Associated with Higher Competitive Food Revenues Can Help Focus Efforts To Improve School Food Environments," Childhood Obesity 8(4):298-304.