Joanne D. Burke

Clinical Professor
Director, UNH Dietetic Internship Program
Phone: (603) 862-1456
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 127A, Durham, NH 03824
Joanne Burke - Nutriiton ANFS

General Areas of Interests

Focus on community and public health nutrition education. Food security is also an area of interest. Special interests on nutrition during the lifecycle as well as carotenoid research.


  • Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D., Animal 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 895: Spc Top/ANFS Grad Intro Course
  • ANFS 997: ANFS Seminar
  • LSA 798: Who's on First?
  • NUTR 506: Nutrition and Wellness
  • NUTR 699: Independent Study
  • NUTR 720: Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 730: Seed to Sea/Sustainable Food
  • NUTR 895: Investigations
  • NUTR 929: Intro Diet: Principles & Prac
  • SAFS 799: Honors Senior Thesis

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

Burke, J., & Spiller, K. (2015). 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

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. (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