Roberts Kristen 825x990Overview

Assistant Professor - Clinical

306B Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 614-366-7191

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

Nutrition Support, Intestinal Failure, Gastrointestinal Diseases

Research Focus

Nutrition assessment of polyphenols, Nutrition for cancer prevention, Black Raspberries and the intestinal microbiome

Most Recent Publications

  • Roberts K. “Home Parenteral Nutrition.” In: Ireton-Jones C (Ed) Outpatient Nutrition Care and Home Nutrition Support. 2016.

  • Roberts K, Grainger E, Gu J, Reidl K, Thomas-Ahner J, Schwartz S, Clinton SK. Application of a low polyphenol or low ellagitannin dietary intervention and its impact on ellagitannin metabolism in men. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 2016. Doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201600224. PMID: 27813248.

  • Roberts KM, Conwell D. Acute Pancreatitis: How Soon Should We Feed Patients? Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(12):903-904. Doi: 10.7326/M17-1123. PMID: 28505666.


Recent Presentations

  • “Nutrition Interventions for IBS” at High Value Conference, Columbus, OH, 2016.
  • “ The Use of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Determining the Need for Parenteral Nutrition” at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2016.
  • “Use of Nutrition Support in Intestinal Dysmotility” webinar through ThriveRx, 2017.


Adult Short Bowl Syndrome - 1st Edition


Major Awards

  • Center of Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship TL1 Award Winner.  2012-2014 full tuition financial support for 2 years.
  • Pelotonia Fellowship Award Winner. 2014-2015 full tuition financial support for 1 year.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Lifecycle
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy


  • 2015: PhD, Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University
  • 2005: MS, Human Nutrition, Arizona State University
  • 2003: BS, Dietetics, Bowling Green State University