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Nutrition Technology: Practicing on the Cutting Edge - New Practice Models and the RD

Bonnie S. Tamis Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDE

Dr.  Tamis  Jortberg  is  an  Assistant  Professor  in  the  Department  of  Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU-SOM).  She holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.  Dr. Tamis Jortberg has been at CU-SOM since 1995, starting in the Department of Preventive Medicine as one of the study coordinators for the Diabetes  Prevention  Program.    She  then  moved  to  the  Center  for  Human Nutrition where she was the Program Director for the Colorado Weigh, a community-based weight management program.  Dr. Tamis Jortberg currently teaches nutrition and preventive health courses in the CU-SOM Medical School, provides project management and develops curriculum for the Colorado Family Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Project, and is the Principle Investigator for a pediatric obesity grant. She is the lead author for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’ s Level 2 Certificate of Weight Management program, and has lectured around the country about obesity prevention and treatment. She was a member of the Academy’s Nutrition Counseling Workgroup that developed and published the Academy position paper, is the past chair of the Academy’s Telenutrition workgroup, and a current member of the Academy’s Adult Obesity Evidence Analysis Library workgroup.  Dr. Tamis Jortberg is also the editor for the Nutrition Counseling section of the Academy Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter.  As Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Patient Centered Medical Home Workgroup and member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Education and Training Task Force Leadership group, Dr. Jortberg is also very involved with PCMH efforts on a national level.
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