Rachele Pojednic, PhD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Simmons University
Rachele Pojednic is an assistant professor of nutrition at Simmons College and a former research fellow at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School. She holds a PhD from Tufts University in biochemical and molecular nutrition and exercise physiology, where she was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She also holds an EdM in physical education and coaching. As a researcher, her work has a specific focus on physical activity and nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic disease. She serves as co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine Education Committee, is on the American Council on Exercise Industry Advisory Panel, and is a council member of the True Health Initiative. Pojednic has also been an active member of the fitness industry for the past fifteen years and is an indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports in Boston. She has been featured in several publications including TIME, Eating Well, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Runner's World, Women's Health, and Self.


  • PhD Tufts University