Kathleen J Melanson, PhD RD
  • Professor of Nutrition Science
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Kingston, RI USA


Dr. Kathleen Melanson completed her PhD at Tufts University, and her post-doctoral research at Maastricht University. She is currently a nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island, where she directs the Energy Balance Laboratory. Her work focuses on appetite, eating behaviors, dietary composition, and physical activity in relation to healthy body weight management and chronic disease risk reduction.