University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Urology
Dr. Kristina Penniston earned a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a scientist in the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health since 2005. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist and has provided clinical nutrition therapy to patients with kidney stones since 1999 in the multidisciplinary UW-Madison Metabolic Stone Clinic. Dr. Penniston's research interests include clinical effectiveness of nutritional strategies to prevent kidney stones, assessment strategies for identifying dietary stone risk factors, patients' understanding of and compliance with nutrition recommendations, and health-related quality of life (QOL). She leads a consortium of more than a dozen academic urology centers in the U.S. and Canada that is studying the effects of kidney stones on patients QOL using the instrument she helped to develop, the Wisconsin Stone Quality of Life questionnaire.