Julie Wandell

Research Associate

Julie is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition/Dietetics. Before joining the Global Food Research Program @ UNC team as a Research Assistant, Julie worked in the food industry as a Nutrition Labeling Consultant. Her interests include research related to dietary intake and public health, such as trends in health behaviors and physical activity.

The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is kangaroo in Australia.

My least liked food is a toss-up between olives and pickles.

After a good workout, nothing beats Greek yogurt and fruit.

My favorite food-related smell is freshly baked banana bread.


Ng SW, Hollingsworth BA, Busey EA, Wandell JL, Miles DR, Poti JM. Federal nutrition program revisions impact low-income households’ food purchases. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018 Mar 1;54(3):403-12. view full text

Poti JM, Yoon E, Hollingsworth B, Ostrowski J, Wandell J, Miles DR, Popkin BMDevelopment of a food composition database to monitor changes in packaged foods and beverages. J Food Compost Anal. Epub 2017 July 12. view full text