Alexandra Larcom

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Nutrition, Energy Balance Lab
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  • Office Location: Energy Balance Lab, Fogarty Hall Room 205


PhD in Health Sciences


Energy Balance Lab

Courses- Teaching Assistant

  • NFS 210: Applied General Nutrition


Alex Larcom is a registered dietitian and PhD Candidate in the department of Nutrition. Before coming to URI, she has worked in clinical dietetics and the health and fitness industry. Alex is currently the Graduate Research Assistant for the Breakfast Club Study, examining meal processing level and energy intake, appetite, and satiety. She is also a part time CrossFit coach and enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and watching college football.

Alex Larcom CV


Alex’s dissertation research focuses on ultra-processed food consumption, diet quality, and eating behaviors in young adults and college students, and as well as how young adults understand and conceptualize ultra-processed food.


  • Ph.D., Health Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2021 – present
  • MPH, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Boston University, 2012
  • B.S. Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 2009