Katie Johnson

Research Overview:

“My research examined the impact of State and Trait anxiety and dietary intake on college students' gastrointestinal symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using several validated questionnaires, this study concluded that anxiety predicted 26% of the variance in gastrointestinal symptoms, whereas dietary intake only predicted 3.8% of this variance. This study has been submitted to the Journal of American College Health for publication and was accepted for presentation at the American Society for Nutrition 2021 conference.”

Katie Johnson
Perceived Stress Level, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Dietary Intake Among College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Emily Heying, PhD, RD, LD
Chair, Nutrition Department
CSB Ardolf Science Center 159