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Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Dartmouth’s Center for Global Health Equity, and an Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In all her roles, she develop…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leads an expert team that strives to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate scienc…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Katelyn Anderson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the state of California specializing in the treatment of eating disorders among children and adolescents. Dr. Anderson received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Oregon. She is trained in Co…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Michael Barros is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He subsequently completed two years of post-graduate residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence RI. He joined Tem…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Sara Blackburn, a registered dietitian, earned her DSc in Nutrition Sciences from Boston University. She worked as a Research Dietitian with Dr. Willian Steffee on nutrition support approaches for patients with cancer. Dr. Blackburn currently serves as the Dietetic Internship…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Carter Blakey is the Deputy Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), US Department of Health and Human Services. ODPHP plays a key role in developing and coordinating disease prevention and health promotion policy for the nation. Carter also is t…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America, she leads a team that coordinates wellness programs for foodservice clients and develops innov…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jen Brewer received her dietetics degree in 1999 from BYU and has been working as a dietitian in various capacities ever since. She has focused her work in the community setting and completed her master’s degree in school and community gardens in 2015. She helps classrooms set up…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Sylvie Brouder’s (PhD, Ecology, University of California-Davis; Professor of Agronomy) research addresses nutrient stewardship in agricultural landscapes and application of emerging digital tools and novel statistical approaches to improve data use for evidence-based recommenda…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Britta Brown, MS, RD, LD, CNSC is a clinical dietitian at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and her Master’s degree in clinical nutrition at Rutger’s University. She works in the medi…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Shonda received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. She also has credentials in Nutrition Support (CNSC), Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) and Eati…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Nicholas Burd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and is also a faculty member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he is the director of the Nutrition and Exercise Perf…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Christan Bury is a nutrition support dietitian from Cleveland, OH. She went to Purdue University for her undergraduate degree and attended Case Western Reserve University for her Masters and combined clinical internship at the Cleveland VA. She has been at the Cleveland Clinic fo…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Shirley Chao oversees Massachusetts’ $76 million elderly nutrition program, and during her tenure increased the program from 7M to 9.2M meals with little change in government funding. By implementing statewide purchasing and USDA commodity distribution programs, Shirley built t…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mary Lee Chin MS., RD, provides food and nutrition consultation, working with commodity food groups and food industry on nutrition education initiatives. She speaks health professional audiences on some of the most provocative food topics of today, including genetically modified …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Professor Clare Corish leads a graduate programme in clinical nutrition and dietetics in University College Dublin, Ireland. Research activities focus on malnutrition in older adults, including the European Union Malnutrition in the Elderly (MaNuEL) project, nutrition in early c…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cuddy’s book Presence:…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Joanna Cummings is the Associate Dietetic Internship Director and Instructor in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is also the Director of the OHSU-Lao Nutrition Education and Research Partnership. In collaboration with…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Patricia Davidson is a Professor, in the Nutrition Department, at West Chester University-PA. Clinical positions as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist include in and out-patient diabetes education. She is active in the Academy of Nutr…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Holly has over 8 years of clinical experience and has served as faculty member in Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University for the past 7 years. In conjunction with other educators and hospital dietitians, her poster, “Dietetic Education: The Value of an Experiential Work…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Linda is the owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio, dba Nutritious Table, which she founded in 1995. As an entrepreneur and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM), Linda provides personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults, media inter…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Linda is the owner of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio, dba Nutritious Table, which she founded in 1995. As an entrepreneur and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM), Linda provides personalized medical nutrition therapy to teens and adults, media inter…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
I am a professor emeritus with the University of Pennsylvania. I teach Dairy Production Medicine, Ration Formulation, Animal Production Systems, Dairy Nutrition, and Global Food Security. I have board specialty training in nutrition and reproduction. My clinical duties involve nu…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Jillian Fry, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Towson University, utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research at the intersection of public health, the food system, and environmental sustainability. She has led interdisciplin…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Judith Gilbride, recipient of the 2018 Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award and formerly the recipient of a Medallion Award, is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She has been an educator at New York University for most of h…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jonathan Gorstein has been working to support the design and implementation of large-scale nutrition programs in developing countries with a focus on capacity building, monitoring and evaluation.

He serves on global task forces for WHO, as well as editorial boards of internati…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kelly Griswold, MBA
Director of Research Team Operations
Readex Research

Kelly joined Readex as a Research Manager in 2012 and has since directed over 400 custom research projects, with responsibility for questionnaire design/consultation, project management, and research re…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Carrie Hamady has an MS in Health Promotion and an EdD in Leadership Studies. She is an associate clinical professor in the department of Public and Allied Health at Bowling Green State University. Her interests are in clinical nutrition, sustainability, food insecurity, innovati…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Hart is clinically trained in gastroenterology and pancreatology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has been awarded numerous fellowships from various institutions including the Mayo Clinic and The National Pancreas Foundation. He is the Associate Editor…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Amy Hess Fischl is an advanced practice dietitian, diabetes educator and coordinator for
the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center. She is actively involved in the American Diabetes Association, the American
Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Prof Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, a triple board-certified nephrologist, studied medicine in Germany (MD) and received MPH and PhD from UC Berkeley. Dr. Kalantar’s postgraduate training includes State University of New York and Univ Calif San Francisco. he is a tenured Professor and HEA…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sarah received her BS in Dietetics from Point Loma University in San Diego, and completed her dietetic internship from Cal Poly Pomona. She has been a pediatric dietitian for 9 years and has experience working with a variety of patients. Most recently she has specialized in worki…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Heather Keller RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. She is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric nutrition, assessment, and treatment. Research areas are focused on nutrition risk and malnutrition identificatio…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Sylvia Klinger is an internationally recognized nutrition expert who is relentlessly passionate about helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious and nutritious foods.

As a food and nutrition communications professional, Dr. Klinger is …
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Paula Kellogg Leibovitz, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES is the owner of PKL Consulting, focusing on grant management and community education programs. She serves as Consultant for the CT Department on Aging and Department of Public Health.
Paula is chair for the Diabetes Dietetic Practice…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Heather J. Leidy, PhD is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics-Dell Medical School. She also serves as the Director of the Research Interest G…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ainsley Malone is Nutrition Support Dietitian at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in managing nutrition care in patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American So…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hannah Martin, MPH, RD serves as director, legislative and government affairs with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Policy Initiatives and Advocacy team in Washington, DC. Her portolio includes federal legislative and regulatory issues related to health care and public h…
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 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
After spending 30 years with Joslin Diabetes Center directing clinical and education outreach projects in the Innovation division, Melinda started her own consulting business. She has has lectured and published extensively for both patient and professional audiences around the …
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tamara is the co-founder of Diversify Dietetics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering students and young professionals from underrepresented minority groups to join the next generation of nutrition ex…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dr. Miles joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in Sept. 2019 as Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Miles is a member of the University’s Council on Diversity and Interculturalism and a member of the College of Education, Health an…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Nahikian-Nelms is currently a professor of clinical health and rehabilitation sciences and the Director of Academic Affairs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Director of Education for Faculty Advancement, Mentoring and Engagement in the College of M…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company. While there he wrote the 50-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Awesome …
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Melissa Pflugh Prescott is the Assistant Professor of School/Childhood Foods and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her PhD in Public Health at NYU. Her research focuses on the use of policy, systems, and environmental approaches to promote…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDCES worked at International Diabetes Center for 15 years where she had a clinical practice and conducted research. She currently is Sr Consultant with Nutrition Practice and Evaluation services at HealthPartners. She is a published researcher, an interna…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Helen Rasmussen PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND, is a research dietitian currently practicing at the Jean Mayer USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She holds an appointment at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy a…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Roberts is currently an assistant professor of clinical health and rehabilitation sciences and lead for medical nutrition therapy and clinical nutrition content for the Future Education Model Program. She serves as nutrition faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepato…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AnnaMarie has worked as a renal dietitian for over 20 years from clinical to pharmaceutical including sales, education and renal medical affairs. She has chaired a number of boards including the South and Central Texas NKF Medical Advisory Board, San Antonio CRN, Renal Practice G…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, is a nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She taught nutrition and mentored students for 30 years and had administrative roles as department chair and associate dean for academic affairs. An active member in the Academy of…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Aaron has earned dual master’s degrees, a MS in Dietetics Administration and an MBA both from the University of Kentucky. He currently holds the position of Lecturer and Internship Director, for the University of Kentucky Dietetic Internship. And he serves as Nominating Commit…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
As a food & beverage industry analyst at The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Darren Seifer provides insights based on NPD’s food-related research to organizations and companies across the country. Prior to joining NPD in March 2007, he was an analyst with Info…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian and the Director of Influence & Health Education at New Hope Network in Boulder, Colorado. For the last 17 years, Jessie has worked in food and health publishing, holding the roles of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine and sen…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marie Spiker, PhD, MSPH, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She conducts research and teaching at the intersection of food systems and nutrition. Prior to this, she was the Healthy and Sustain…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jay Spitulnik, PhD, has worked in areas related to managing health informatics for more than 35 years. His work has involved operations and system implementations. He directs the Health Informatics Graduate programs at Northeastern University, focusing on anyone who will be manag…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Nancy Strange is a clinical nutrition specialist for Ambulatory Surgical Services at IU Health. Co-Chairperson of the IU Health POWERR/ERAS program, IUPUI Dietetic Internship preceptor and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician; She has been integral in development of an inter-d…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Beth Taylor is a research scientist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her current areas of research surround early identification, therapy and outcomes of malnourished patients; and maintaining muscle mass and function in ICU patients. Prior to this role, she served a…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hannah Thornton is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director at Texas State University. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Food Security Learning Community and Bobcat Bounty, the first student-run, on-campus food pantry at Texas State. In 2020, Han…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tracy Wilczek works for FLIK Hospitality, overseeing wellness initiatives for foodservice clients. Tracy works to bring client’s wellness goals to life; one account receiving Compass Group’s first Wellness Center for Excellence in 2017.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree i…
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 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN, is a private practice dietitian, health writer and consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. With a background in research and communications, Taylor has the skills to translate the latest nutrition science into understandable messages for clients and t…
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 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
I am an experienced healthcare leader, with a reputation for being strategic, futuristic, and focused on quality outcomes. Strong progressive integrated engagement within the Academic as well as Clinical Practice and Hospital areas of operation and management. An effective proble…
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 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Amy Wootton, RDN, has over 20 years of experience in clinical and food service nutrition management for acute and long term post-acute care. Nutrition informatics has been a driving factor in leadership success. From early in her career she realized technology would be key to de…
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 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM