Joanne Graham, PhD, RD

House of Delegates Director

Sacramento, California

Joanne Graham

Graham is a research scientist at the California Public Employees' Retirement System's Health Innovation and Pilot Performance unit within the Health Plan Research and Administration Division where she studies the feasibility, impact and scalability of health care innovations. Prior to her current position, she was an adjunct faculty member and dietetic internship director in the family and consumer sciences department at California State University–Sacramento and practiced as a registered dietitian at Sutter North Medical Foundation.

Graham has represented California in the Academy's House of Delegates since 2014. She has held leadership positions in the Academy's California affiliate, including Delegate Council co-chair, President's Council representative, Education Council representative and public policy vice president.

Graham earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of California – Davis.