Bionutrition Unit

The Bionutrition Unit provides nutrition, body composition, and energy expenditure services. Bionutritionist and research kitchen staff are highly experienced and trained to assist investigators with the design and implementation of research meals, feeding studies, and related research. The Bionutrition Unit also provides a variety of energy expenditure and body composition measurement services using a range of equipment.

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute’s Bionutrition Unit has been in existence at OHSU since 1976. Registered dietitians specializing in research (aka Bionutritionists/Bionuts) design diets, feed research participants, conduct body composition measurements, and investigate participants’ usual diets using several different methodologies. Come find out what crème brulees, BOD PODs, and FFQs have to do with nutrition research and learn how the Bionutrition Unit can help improve your research study design. We’ll have samples of two recipes developed by the Bionutrition Unit--Red Beet and White Bean Hummus and Nut & Seed Bars--for those in attendance, so come early for tasting!


Program Leadership

Julia Jordan, Bionutrition Unit Manager

Julia Jordan, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Manager, Bionutrition Unit