Michelle Pearson


JWU Faculty Since 2023

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After graduating from Tufts Friedman School with a Master of Science in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Michelle Pearson became a Registered Dietitian working in clinical and outpatient settings. She currently works as a consultant for adolescents with ASD and other behavioral/mental health challenges. She also owns a private practice to provide medical nutrition therapy and individual nutrition counseling.

Pearson has been teaching since 2017 and has enjoyed working with JWU students over the past few years. She is passionate about teaching and works to make learning fun, interactive and relevant to her students. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition at the University of North Florida.


  • M.S., Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Tufts University
  • Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Simmons University
  • B.S., Exercise and Health Science, University of Massachusetts – Boston

Scholarly Interests

ARFID treatments in ASD
Early intervention in eating disorders
The role of intuitive eating in disordered eating
Nutrition recommendations for perimenopausal athletes
Adequate nutrition and student performance.


  • DIET3080: Community Nutrition
  • DIET3030: Nutrition Assessment
  • DIET2020: Sports Nutrition
  • SCI1050: Nutrition

Q&A with Michelle

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Say yes to new experiences and do not be afraid to make mistakes. To become experts, we all start as novices and learning is a life-long process.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Health & Wellness