Academic Presentations

Harvard School of Public Health
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives 2020
Continuing Medical Education Conference

Faculty Presenter, February 5-7, 2020

"Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle in the Management of Mental Health Disorders for Practicing Clinicians and Policy Makers"

• Co-presented with Uma Naidoo, MD, Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Columbia University
Psychiatry Student Interest Group Event

Guest Speaker, April 29, 2019

"Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise for Optimal Mental Health"

University of North Carolina
School of Medicine
Mountain Area Health Education Center

Grand Rounds, August 21, 2018

"Diet, Nutrition, and the Microbiome in the Management of Severe Mental Illness"

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School 
Beacon Hill Primary Care

Presenter, August 7, 2018

"Lifestyle Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care Part 2: Bipolar, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, and Personality Disorders"

Austen Riggs Center

Grand Rounds, July 13, 2018

"Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise in the Management of Treatment-Resistant Psychiatric Disorders"

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School 
Beacon Hill Primary Care

Presenter, July 10, 2018

"Lifestyle Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care Part 1: Depressive and Cognitive Disorders"

Alaskan Mental Health Trust Authority
Grand Rounds

Presenter, June 6, 2018

"Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise in the Prevention and Adjuvant Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders"

University of Vermont
Larner College of Medicine
Combined Psychiatry Resident Medical Student Rounds

Guest Presenter, May 23, 2018

"Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention and Adjuvant Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders"

Concord Hospital
Heart Wellness Group for Patients
with Chronic Heart Failure

Guest Presenter, June 1, 2016

"Medical Practice in an Era of Lifestyle Illnesses"

• A review of diet and lifestyle research for cardiometabolic diseases.

Harvard School of Public Health
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives 2015
Continuing Medical Education Conference

Faculty Presenter, February 5-8, 2015

"Dietary Fats and Heart Health Revisited: Insights for Your Clinical Practice and Your Palate"

• Co-presented with cardiologist Stephen Devries, MD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Guest Presenter, August 19, 2014

"Medical Education and Practice in an Era of Lifestyle Illnesses"

• Landmark publications that describe the history of nutritional epidemiology, the creation of diet and lifestyle medicine, and its relevance to medical education.

• More than 50% of the student body from classes 2017 and 2018 attended.

Harvard School of Public Health
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives 2012
Continuing Medical Education Conference

Faculty Presenter, March 22-25, 2012

"Healthy Kitchens for Underserved Patients"

• Practical advice for adapting a healthful diet to a foodstamp budget of ≤ $4 per day

Community & Patient Wellness

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Behavioral Health
Patient Wellness Course

Presenter, June 1-2, 2018

"Lifestyle Interventions in the Prevention and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders"

• Two-day patient workshop sponsored by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Behavioral Health.

The Dartmouth Institute
ReThink Health – Upper Connecticut River Valley
Community-based Health Initiative

Guest Teacher, August 6, 2016

• Taught a nutrition and hands-on cooking class to 30+ underserved individuals

Corporate & Student Wellness

Ipswitch, Inc
330-person Information Technology Company

Manager of the Wellness Program, 2011-2012

• Designed and taught didactic and experiential wellness classes based on current evidence-based dietary recommendations combined with hands-on cooking classes

Harvard Medical School

Guest Teacher, January 20, 2012

"Cheap, Quick, and Easy"

• Hands-on cooking class for Harvard medical students.

• The class was deemed the "most popular event of the year."