Amber Haroldson

A profile photo of Amber Haroldson, the faculty associate. Faculty Associate


  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • RDN Eastern Illinois University/Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • M.S. Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S.  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Experience

  • 2016- present, Clinical Nutritionist, UW Health, Madison, WI
  • 2014-2016, Assistant Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • 2011-2013, Clinical Dietitian, Cone Health System, Greensboro, NC
  • 2011- 2013, Consultant Dietitian, Self-employed, Greensboro, NC


2015 Best Paper Award in Foods and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal

Instruction Interests

My instructional responsibilities include NS 431- Nutrition in the Lifespan and NS 631- Clinical Nutrition. Both are upper level courses in which students build upon previous nutrition and physiology knowledge in order to modify nutrition information based on various time points in the life cycle and/or disease states and conditions. My goal in teaching these courses is to foster students’ critical thinking skills so they are able to adapt their nutrition knowledge to a variety of settings and patient populations in their future careers.


I advise undergraduate dietetics majors and serve on the Dietetics Program Committee. I am also the faculty advisor for the Dietetics and Nutrition Club.

Professional Involvement

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- member (2007- present)
  • Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- member (2017- present)
  • Wisconsin Certified Dietitian
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior- member (2010-2017)


  • National Institutes for Health Clinical and Translational Research Program for PhD Students, NIH, 2013
  • Nutrition Education Specialist Certificate, Eastern Illinois University and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2010