Email: brinkman.lauren [at] uky.edu
Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/roberson
Lauren is an Instructor and PhD student in the Department of Communication, College of Communication & Information. Prior to joining the department, Lauren worked as a research associate on two social marketing projects aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake among low-resource Kentuckians for the Nutrition Education Program. Lauren also worked as a clinical dietitian at UK Good Samaritan Hospital for 2 years before that. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics as well as a Master of Science in Dietetic Administration; both from the University of Kentucky. Lauren's master's thesis was a qualitative study that focused on gestational diabetes education. She evaluated a gestational diabetes education program and provided feedback to the hospital to help improve the program for participants. Lauren has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2009. She is the current President of the district association. Lauren is married to James Roberson, a mechanical engineer. Lauren and James live in Lexington, KY with their pug Winston & chug Hank.
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