Ambria Crusan, MS, RD, LD

Assistant Professor


Doctor of Philosophy (2019): Human Nutrition, Minor: Public Health, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota

Master of Science (2015): Nutrition (Biochemistry), University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dietetic Internship (2015): Eating Disorders Concentration, University of Minnesota-The Emily Program, St. Paul, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts (2011): Nutrition (Dietetics), Minor: Art, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota

At St. Kate's: Nutrition Foundations, Intercultural and Community Nutrition, Food Systems and Policy, and Current Issues in Nutrition

(Other courses at UMD/UMN- Performance Nutrition with Lab, Nutrition Foundations, Health and Wellness with Lab, Health Science Terminology, and Foundations of Interprofessional Communication & Collaboration (FIPCC))

Health and Exercise Science Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth- 2016-2018

Clinical Dietitian, Allina Health- 2015-2018

Research Assistant, University of Minnesota- 2013-2015

  • Obesity and Inflammation
  • Carotenoids
  • Diet Quality
  • Performance Nutrition

American Society for Nutrition (2018): Nutrition 2018. First author for, “Assessing the association between serum β-carotene, body mass index, and markers of inflammation in United States adults".

American Oil Chemists’ Society (2018): Annual Meeting and Expo. First author for, “Increased body mass index and C-reactive protein are associated with low serum α-carotene in adults”.

National Nutrient Databank (2018): Bi-annual conference. First author for, “Reported dietary carotenoid intakes are weakly associated with serum carotenoid concentrations in obese adults”.