Gretchen Vannice is a science and communications consultant. A health educator and registered dietitian nutritionist, she translates nutrition science for application by various audiences. She has also coordinated more than 20 clinical research trials in the US and Europe.
Gretchen is the lead author of the position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Dietary Fatty Acids for Healthy Adults. Gretchen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has been a frequent speaker at state and national meetings, and is active in several dietetic practice groups. She presented the first annual William E Connor, MD, Memorial Lecture at Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Gretchen has contributed to several academic publications, including “Omega-3 fatty acid supply in pregnancy for risk reduction of preterm and early preterm birth”. She authored “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Psychiatric Conditions” in the 13th edition of Krause’s Food and Nutrition Care Process. She has also written two books on omega-3 fats to further understanding and improve public health.
Gretchen earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition Science at San Jose State University and completed her research thesis on magnesium and bone mineral acquisition at Stanford University Medical School. Her Bachelor of Science & Arts degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics are from Oregon State University.
Gretchen is currently a science and health communications consultant for ICF, a strategic consultant and communications company. She is passionate about improving public health in the US and around the globe.