The Constellation Consulting Team

Katie Coakley, PhD RDN


Katie Coakley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University and a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

 She was an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of New Mexico (UNM) for six years prior to joining Constellation Consulting and OCHIN, a healthcare IT non-profit organization dedicated to improving health equity. Her research focuses on health disparities, particularly basic needs insecurities, among medically underserved populations. She has expertise in substance misuse and behavioral health, food and nutrition insecurity, and rare genetic disorders. Katie has led or contributed to 30 peer-reviewed publications and taught undergraduate and graduate public health, nutrition, and research methods courses.

 Katie is committed to partnering with communities and organizations throughout New Mexico to improve access to basic needs, nutrition services, and healthcare.