ASN Fellows

A Fellow is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

The Application Portal for the ASN Class of 2022 Fellows is Now Open

Deadline to submit is January 28, 2022

To be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition is the highest honor that the Society bestows. Scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition and are at least sixty-five years of age are eligible for consideration.

The ASN Class of 2021 Fellows



The ASN Class of 2021 Fellows was recognized during NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, held June 7-10, 2021. Members of the 2021 class join more than 400 other ASN Fellows who have been recognized since the program began in 1952.

  • Susan Carlson, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Michael Clandinin, PhD, University of Alberta
  • Rebecca Costello, PhD, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
  • Teresa Davis, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ralph Green, MD, PhD, University of California Davis
  • Rachel Johnson, PhD, RD, University of Vermont
  • Samuel Klein, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mary R. L’Abbé, CM, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Michael McBurney, PhD, University of Guelph
  • David McCarron, MD, The Oregon Health and Sciences University (1977-2001) and University of California Davis (2001-2018)
  • Neil Shay, PhD, Oregon State University
  • Helmut Sies, MD, PhD, MD, FRCP, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Maret Traber, PhD, Linus Pauling Institute / Oregon State University
  • Katherine Tucker, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The ASN Class of 2020 Fellows


The ASN Class of 2020 Fellows was recognized during NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE and at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE which was held virtually from June 7-10, 2021.

  • Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, MA, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Robert A. Burns, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health
  • Naomi Fukagawa, MD, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Catherine A. Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, King’s College, London
  • Harry Lee Greene, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • William Harris, PhD, OmegaQuant
  • Fatma Huffman, PhD, Florida International University
  • Mindy Kurzer, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Daniel J. Raiten, PhD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Sachiko St. Jeor, PhD, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Judith Storch, PhD, Rutgers University
  • Mary Story, PhD, Duke University
  • Roger A. Sunde, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Bruce A. Watkins, PhD, University of California, Davis
  • Keith West, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Application Portal is Now Open for the ASN Class of 2022 Fellows!



Applications should be submitted by the individual interested in being considered for the ASN Class of 2022 Fellows.

The ASN Class of 2022 Fellows will be honored at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, ASN’s annual meeting which will be held virtually from June 14-16, 2022.

The deadline for applications is January 28, 2022.

Any questions, please contact

Click here to download a PDF detailing ASN Class of 2022 Eligibility and Guidelines.

Application and Selection Process

All applications must be submitted via the ASN Foundation Portal. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applications will be retained for 2 years. Applications received will be considered for 2022 and 2023 Fellows selection.

Confidential selection juries are appointed each year. Juries rate the candidates based on the award criteria.


Applicants must:

  • Be a scientist who has had a distinguished career in the field of nutrition
  • Be at least sixty-five years of age

Applicant Guidelines

The following information will be required during the submission process. Please note that ASN recommends the application information first be written and saved in a Word document and then copied and pasted into the appropriate boxes during the application process.

  • Applicant’s contact information
  • Letter(s) of support author contact information
  • Application information:
    • Personal statement summarizing contributions to field of nutrition science/practice/education (up to 500 words).
    • Description/list of leadership roles and service within ASN and/or the broader nutrition community
    • Description/list of honors and awards
  • Required uploads (in PDF format)
    • Letter(s) of support (maximum of 2 letters) to address the following:
      • Impact of applicant’s contributions to the field
      • Demonstrated excellence and/or commitment
      • Reputation in the nutrition science/practice/education community
    • Curriculum vitae of the applicant

Click here to view a historical list of Society Fellows. To view past tribute videos presented at the Fellows, 50-Year Members and Past Presidents Luncheon, please visit the ASN YouTube Channel.

The ASN awards program would not be possible without the support of generous donors and sponsors. If interested in partnering with us to fund or develop an award, please contact Keith Dillon at or 240-428-3601.