Kimberly Koness

  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Phone: 401.874.9481
  • Email:
  • Office Location: Fogarty Hall, Rm 117C

Courses Taught

  • NUT 443: Nutrition Assessment
  • NUT 444: Nutrition and Disease



Kimberly M. Koness, M.S., RD, LDN, CNSC, RCEP grew up near Buffalo, NY, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition at Cornell University, and then completed a dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and began working as a Registered Dietitian that year. She attended Northeastern University part time, while working, to earn her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. In addition to working in the clinical setting, she also has done personal training and counseling with patients that had completed cardiac rehab. Kimberly has maintained her CNSC credentials over the years, as she has a strong interest in nutrition support, and also remains registered as a clinical exercise physiologist.

Most of her experience has been in Clinical Nutrition, in many areas from working with critically ill patients on nutrition support, to outpatient nutrition counseling. She also spent many years working in management, first as a Clinical Nutrition Manager, and then as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at RIH, until she came to URI, and has been teaching here since 2005.
Her academic interests include clinical nutrition, nutrition assessment, nutrition and disease, and interdisciplinary work with nursing and simulation labs. She teaches courses in Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition and Disease, to both nutrition majors and pharmacy students. Kim is also involved with the interns during orientation, teaching about the nutrition focused physical exam, and will be helping to implement the Future Education Model for dietetics students. One of the other aspects of working at URI that Kim really enjoys is advising students. “It is really the students that we are here for, and if I can help guide them and answer questions to help them make important decisions, then I feel really good about my job.”

Kimberly lives in East Greenwich with her husband and two children. She feels that nutrition and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle. She loves playing tennis and running and has completed fourteen marathons over the past twenty years, including Boston, Chicago and NYC. She believes it is very important to lead by example and tries to live the type of lifestyle that she teaches others to follow as well.

Kimberly Koness Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, Northeastern University, 2000
  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Mass General Hospital, 1991 
  • B.S., Nutrition, Cornell University, 1991