Joanne Burke

Director of the UNH Dietetic Internship
Senior Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-1456
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 127A, Durham, NH 03824
Joanne Burke - Nutriiton ANFS

Dr. Joanne Burke is a Clinical Professor and a Registered Dietitian (RD) in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems. Her work reflects her passion and commitment to applying nutrition principles and practices in community and food systems sectors. She serves as Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program. Courses taught reflect Dr. Burke’s expertise in community & public health nutrition, dietetics and food systems sustainability. She serves as a Senior Faculty Fellow of the UNH Sustainability Institute. She is actively engaged in promoting racial equity, food justice and sustainable food systems initiatives at the state, regional, and national level. She is on the faculty advisory committees for ANFS, and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major. She is on the guidance committee for the Dual Major in Sustainability (DMS) and a faculty member of the Dual Major in Eco Gastronomy. She is an elected member of the UNH Clinical Faculty Council, and a member of the UNH Food Security Task Force. She volunteers in the community, as a board member for Gather, a food pantry serving the Seacoast region of NH and Kittery, Maine.


  • Ph.D., Animal & Nutritional Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.Ed., Nutritional Sciences, Tufts University
  • B.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • Equality
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition/Dietetics

Courses Taught

  • ANFS 997: ANFS Seminar
  • NUTR 506: Nutrition and Wellness
  • NUTR 699: Independent Study
  • NUTR 720: Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 720/820: Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 730: Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food
  • NUTR 730/830: Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food
  • NUTR 829: Diet: Intro Prin and Prac
  • NUTR 830: Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food
  • NUTR 832: Diet: Foodservice & Community
  • NUTR 836: Food Sys. & Culinary Arts
  • NUTR 838: DI: Pregnancy & Peds Prac.
  • NUTR 929: Intro Diet: Principles & Prac

Selected Publications

Farrell, E., kelly, T., Burke, J. D., Ogden, C., & Spiller, K. (2017). Equity as a common casue: How a sustainable food system network is cultivating commitment to racial justice. Journal of Othering and Belonging: Expanding the Circle of Human Concern, Volume 2(One), 34-42. Retrieved from

The New England Food System in 2060. Envisioning tomorrows Policy through today’s assessments. (2013). Retrieved from

Morrell, J. S., Lofgren, I. E., Burke, J. D., & Reilly, R. A. (2012). Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, and Related Risk Factors Among College Men and Women. Journal of American College Health, 60(1), 82-89. doi:10.1080/07448481.2011.582208

Burke, J. D., Reilly, R. A., Morrell, J. S., & Lofgren, I. E. (2009). The University of New Hampshire's Young Adult Health Risk Screening Initiative. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(10), 1751-1758. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2009.07.005

Wenzel, A. J., Sheehan, J. P., Burke, J. D., Lefsrud, M. G., & Curran-Celentano, J. (2007). Dietary intake and serum concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin, but not macular pigment optical density, are related in spouses. Nutrition Research, 27(8), 462-469. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2007.05.011

Burke, J. D., Curran-Celentano, J., & Wenzel, A. J. (2005). Diet and Serum Carotenoid Concentrations Affect Macular Pigment Optical Density in Adults 45 Years and Older. The Journal of Nutrition, 135(5), 1208-1214. doi:10.1093/jn/135.5.1208

Curran Celentano, J., Burke, J. D., & Hammond, B. R. (2002). In Vivo Assessment of Retinal Carotenoids: Macular Pigment Detection Techniques and Their Impact on Monitoring Pigment Status. The Journal of Nutrition, 132(3), 535S-539S. doi:10.1093/jn/132.3.535s

Burke, J., & Spiller, K. (n.d.). Food Solutions New England: Racial Equity, Food Justice, and Food System Transformation. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 1-7. doi:10.5304/jafscd.2015.054.027

Burke, J. (n.d.). Dietary Patterns that Value People and the Planet. In T. Allan, B. Bromich, T. Colman, & M. Keulertz (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society. UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190669799.001.0001

Most Cited Publications