Ben Atkinson, MS, RDN, CD

Clinical Instructor, Health Systems and Population Health
Child Nutrition Coordinator and Dietitian, Auburn School District

MS, University of Washington, 2007

Ben Atkinson began his career managing a large dietary staff at the University of Washington Medical Center. Since completing his graduate studies, he has been involved in conducting and analyzing clinical research at the Institute for Translational Health Sciences, Northwest Lipid Research Clinic, and Harborview Medical Center. He has worked as a clinical dietitian at a large community health center and at Harborview Medical Center. In his current position at Harborview, he manages six outpatient dietitians, a technology program that reaches all staff and patients, and the staff wellness program. He has served as a preceptor for multiple University of Washington nutrition interns, overseen student placements with his staff, and provided guest lectures on HIV nutrition in our advanced nutrition course. He is the 2017 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND).