Rachael Pohle-Krauza

Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza, PhD, RD/LD

Youngstown State University

Associate Professor of Nutrition, Department of Human Ecology

Contact Information

Youngstown State University

Youngstown OH 44555

Phone: 330.941.2310

Fax: 330.941.1824

Email: rjpohlekrauza@ysu.edu

Information page: http://web.ysu.edu/bcohhs/rpohle_krauza

University of Buffalo, PhD

D’Youville College, MS


Dr. Pohle-Krauza is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and provides expertise in assessment of energy balance and eating behavior in patients with obesity. She is an Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Human Ecology at Youngstown State University, where she retains Graduate Faculty Membership in the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. She also holds affiliation as a member of Scientific Staff at Summa Health System, where she a member of Summa Health System’s Clinical Research Collaborative Advisory Committee. Since her 2007 appointment at Youngstown State University, Dr. Pohle-Krauza has been Principal Investigator on a number of studies related to dietary intake, energy expenditure and weight management in high-risk populations, and has presented a number of these results to national and international audiences. She retains extensive experience in clinical nutrition and assessment of diet quality and energy balance, and her research activities have resulted in a number of publications and research grants.

Research Interests

  • Eating behavior

  • Body weight regulation

  • Bariatric surgery

  • Nutrition and chronic lung disease

  • Night eating syndrome

  • Dietetics practice and education

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Course director, Grant Writing in Public Health Practice