Julia Baird joined Vanderbilt as its football dietitian in May, 2021 and was promoted to Director of Sports Nutrition in 2022. She is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics.
Baird completed her sports nutrition immersion fellowship at Maryland. While in the Washington, D.C., area, she was also a performance dietitian for EXOS, a human performance company known for its NFL Combine training. She most recently served as a tactical dietitian for a US Army Special Operations Command unit.
Baird received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition sciences from Tennessee in May, 2014, and followed with her master’s in the same field from Tennessee in May, 2016. Baird is married to her husband, Christopher Baird, who is currently serving as a Green Beret in Army Special Forces.