Faculty Profile

Susan Aaronson

Susan M Aaronson, MA, RD

  • Lecturer IV, Nutritional Sciences
  • Director, Dietetics Program

Susan Aaronson has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. She has worked in clinical and acute care and has extensive experience in community and non-profit public health nutrition. Aaronson developed and coordinated a school-based, community/University of Michigan collaborative effort, Project Healthy Schools, aimed to reduce childhood obesity in local and statewide middle schools, focusing her efforts in Detroit and on Farm to School programming. Aaronson is certified in pediatric and adolescent childhood weight management. She serves on the board of Food Gatherers and Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and has a deep interest in food insecurity. Aaronson, trained as a doula, has collaborated with local doula organizations to provide nutrition education to incarcerated women.

  • MA, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1990
  • BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1987

Research Interests:

Dietetic education, food insecurity, culinary medicine, maternal nutrition in vulnerable populations

Research Projects:
  • Pilot peer-to-peer Nutrition Counseling Center
  • Prison Doula Project integrating nutrition education into perinatal care
  • Culinary Medicine elective with Michigan Medicine

Email: susaaaro@umich.edu
Address: 1415 Washington Heights SPH I 1854
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Areas of Expertise: Health Equity,  Nutrition,  Precision Health