Faculty Profile

Susan  Aaronson, M.A., R.D.

Susan Aaronson, M.A., R.D.

  • Lecturer III, Nutritional Sciences
  • Didactic Program Director, Nutritional Sciences
  • 1854 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Susan Aaronson, MA, RD is the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics and a lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.  Ms. Aaronson has 30 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian in the area of clinical and acute care, as well as extensive experience in community and non-profit public health nutrition.  Ms. 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.  Ms. 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 an interest in food insecurity.  Ms. Aaronson teaches NUTR 540, Food Science, a required course for MPH students in the DPD program that integrates didactic learning with the development of cooking science skills.

  • MA, Nutritional Science, Wayne State University, 1990
  • BS, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Michigan, 1987