Jill Joyce is a Registered Dietitian that hates kale, an Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, and the Interim Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Jill completed her bachelor's degree, master's degree and dietetic internship at the University of Pittsburgh in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition. After graduation, she spent 9 years moving around the country with her husband for his active-duty Army service, working in a variety of settings from in-patient clinical and out-patient eating disorder treatment to home health and childcare menu development.
Jill eventually got her Ph.D. in 2018 from K-State in human nutrition with an emphasis in public health physical activity under the supervision of Sara Rosenkranz, Ph.D.. Her area of expertise lies in assessing how healthy the diet is, or dietary quality, and in designing programs to improve dietary quality of large groups of people. She currently focuses on improving dietary quality through school nutrition and with tactical athletes, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, military personnel and their families. For the latter, Jill is the co-director of the OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition Lab, where their mission is to improve the health, fitness, and occupational performance of tactical athletes through education, research, and outreach.