Developing Nutritional Competence in Medical Students and Residents (Building Better Curriculum) - August 16, 2023

Recorded On: 08/16/2023

In this session, we will examine the growing need to improve nutrition competence in medical education. We will discuss the national conversations about nutrition education, including the White House’s Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and the recent Summit on Medical Education in Nutrition, hosted by ACGME, AAMC, and AACOM. We will hear from educational leaders in this area, involving both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and learn about opportunities to include nutrition education within the curriculum for medical students and residents.

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Chris D'Adamo, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris D’Adamo is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Family & Community Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and as a Fellow at the Nova Institute for Health.

Lisa Howley, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Senior Director, Transforming Medical Education


Lisa Howley is an Educational Psychologist and Senior Director for Transforming Medical Education at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She joined the AAMC in 2016 and currently leads a diverse portfolio and multiple teams to advance the continuum of medical education, support experiential learning, and curricular transformation across its member institutions and their clinical partners. Under her leadership and vision, the long-standing national initiative FRAHME (pronounced ‘frame’) was born and built which is designed to realize the Fundamental Role of Arts and Humanities at improving the practice, education, and wellbeing of medical learners and practicing physicians. Prior to her national role, she spent eight years as the Associate DIO and AVP of Medical Education and Physician Development for Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the U.S. In that role, she led several medical education initiatives across the professional development continuum, including graduate medical education accreditation, as well as physician leadership development for the large integrated healthcare system. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She began her career as a member of the medical education faculty at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she designed and led performance-based assessments and simulation-enhanced curricula. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Stutee Khandelwal MD, MPH

Stutee Khandelwal is a board-certified Internist with specialty interest in nutrition education for physicians and patients as well as public health nutrition. She has extensive research experience and publications as first author. Stutee is a teaching scholar with UCSF and has won a teaching award as well. She runs workshops on motivational interviewing for physicians-in-training. Stutee is passionate about educating the community on food as medicine. Her latest interest is in alternative medicine, especially mind-body medicine, and practices daily meditation. Most recently, she served as a Asst. Medical Director of the COVID Equity Project at UCSF Fresno, where they provided free, equitable, and community-based testing for COVID19. Her hobbies include cooking, dancing, and art and she is fluent in Hindi and English.

John Ragsdale, MD, MS

Dr. John Ragsdale is the UME Cross-Continuum Consultant for the AAMC, assisting with strategic initiatives across the continuum of medical education. At the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and the Director of Clinical Education Faculty Development. He practices as an internal medicine hospitalist.

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