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Carol Johnston

Carol Johnston

Associate Dean and Professor, College of Health Solutions


College of Health Solutions
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
550 North 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Associate Dean and Professor, College of Health Solutions


Carol S. Johnston, Professor of Nutrition and Associate Dean for Faculty Success (tenured/tenure-track faculty) in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and has an active research program. She has published 125 research articles and book chapters, and she is often quoted in popular magazines reporting nutrition news. She is an expert in vitamin C metabolism, the medicinal use of vinegar, high protein/low carbohydrate diets for weight loss, and vegetarian diets. She currently chairs the Institutional Review Board at ASU which oversees human subject research at the university. She holds an elected position on an Expert Committee of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in Washington DC. She has been recognized on multiple occasions for her teaching excellence at ASU, and she has received several national awards from the American College of Nutrition for her professional and academic accomplishments.


  • PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Texas-Austin, 1986
  • MS, Nutrition, University of Texas-Austin, 1983
  • BS, Nutrition, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1979

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Journal Articles


Lynch, H. M., C. M. Wharton and C. S. Johnston. 2016. Cardiorespiratory fitness and peak torque differences between vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes: A cross-sectional study. Nutrients 8(11):Art. 726. DOI: 10.3390/nu8110726. (link )


Wharton, C. M., C. S. Johnston, B. K. Cunningham and D. Sterner. 2014. Dietary self-monitoring, but not dietary quality, improves with use of smartphone app technolog in an 8-week weight loss trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(5):440-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.04.291. (link )