Paul Johnston

Brigham Young University


Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston is Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science at Brigham Young University. He currently conducts research and implementation studies of agricultural solutions for solving food security and under-nutrition in Ecuador, Kenya and Peru and research on nutrient supplements for undernourished infants in Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. Dr. Johnston was an U.S.A. delegate to the 1996 World Food Summit in Rome. He participated in World Food Day planning in Washington, D.C. between 1995 and 1996. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Director of the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute, focusing on the improvement of nutrition through enlightened agricultural practices among the rural people of less developed nations. To accomplish this objective, Dr. Johnston led Benson Institute associates in collaboration with in-country universities and other development organizations in order to assess the status of families as it relates to dietary adequacy, agricultural technology, health and economic opportunity and provide development strategies which improve family self-reliance. His multiple articles have been published in the Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, Cereal Chemistry, ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, Poultry Science, Small Ruminant Research, the Journal of Wildlife Management, and other journals. Dr. Johnston holds membership in the Institute of Food Technologists and the Poultry Science Association. He received a BS from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the University of Utah, and an MS and PhD from Oregon State University.