Susan C. Knapp Excellence in Education Award

Haewook Han, PhD, RD, LDL, FNKF

Director of The Master's and Dietetic Internship Program at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition

Dr. Haewook Han is a kidney nutrition specialist with professional experience in her field of expertise. She is working as a kidney nutrition specialist in the Department of Nephrology at Atrius Health, Division of the Nephrology/ Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center and the Director of MS/DI program at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University.  Dr. Han provides personalized nutrition education for patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and polycystic kidney disease (PKD).  In addition she is a specialist in kidney stones and edited a textbook "Nutritional and Medical Management of Kidney Stones."  She has created a kidney disease and nutrition course for the MS students at Tufts and provides lectures for the follow professionals in the U.S and internationally.  She supervises senior projects for MS students to complete the program by working closely kidney disease related area as well as teaching out-patients’ care during CKD rotation.  She developed numerous nutrition education materials for CKD, PKD and stone patients. 


Dr. Han worked as a member of the Executive Committee at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), The Committee on Renal Nutrition and is a member of the Renal Practice Group at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been serving as an editorial board member of the Journal of Renal Nutrition and Nutrition Today.  She has received numerous awards for her work in nutrition management of CKD, research and kidney stones including the NKF Joel Kopple Award in 2022.

Past Susan C. Knapp Excellence in Education Award Recipients:

  • 2023: Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, LD, CLT
  • 2022: Lynn Oehler, ScD, MS, RD, CSR
  • 2021: Mary Sundell, RD, MLAS, CSR, LDN, FNKF
  • 2020: Vishal Bagchi, MBA, RD, LD
  • 2019: Marie Becker, MS, RD, LDN
  • 2018: Kathy  Harvey, MS, RDN, CSR
  • 2017: Becky Brosch, RD, CSR LD
  • 2015: Janelle Gonyea, 
  • 2014: Katy Wilkens, MS, RD
  • 2013: Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD, CSR, LD
  • 2012: Sara Colman-Carlson, RD, CDE
  • 2009: Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RD
  • 2008: Jane Greene, RD, LDN, CSR