MS, Nutritional Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
BA, Dietetics, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Professional Certification, Licensure and Membership:
Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2016-present, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Northern
Colorado, Greeley, CO
2010-2016, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado,
2007-2010, Senior Manager, Scientific and Government Affairs, GTC Nutrition, Golden,
2005-2007, Manager, Scientific Affairs, GTC Nutrition, Golden, CO
2004-2006, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Community Health and Nutrition, University
of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Research/Areas of Interest
Health benefits of functional foods
Crowe-White, K.M. and Francis C. Functional Foods In Marian, M.J. and Mullin, G.E.,
eds. Integrative Nutrition Therapy Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2016.
Crowe, K.M. and Francis C. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Functional
Foods. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013; 113(8):1096-1103.
Barry, K.A., Hernot, D.C., Middelbos, l.S., Francis, C., Dunsford, B., Swanson, K.S.,
Fahey,G.C. Low-level fructan supplementation of dogs enhances nutrient digestion and
modifies stool metabolites concentrations, but does not alter fecal microbiota populations.
Journal of Animal Science. 2009;87:3244- 3252.
Eckel, R.H., Hernandez, T.L., Bell, M.L., Weil, K.M., Shepard, T.Y., Grunwald, G.K.,
Sharp, T.A., Francis, C.C., Hill, J.O. Positive Carbohydrate Balance with Inactivity:
An Independent Predictor of Weight/Fat Gain in Adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2006;83:803-808.
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