Deborah Gillespie

Deborah Gillespie, EdD, MS, RDN/LD, NBC-HWC, ACC, Dip ACLM

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Area of Expertise

Medical Nutrition Therapy, Culinary Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Health & Well-Being Coaching, Online curriculum development, Health Professions Education

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Personalized Health and Well-Being. She is one of the first International Board of Lifestyle Medicine certified registered and licensed dietitians with over 25 years of experience across a broad spectrum of dietetics including clinical, oncology and cardiovascular research, renal, health promotion and public health education. She earned her B.S. in Dietetics from Miami University, an M.S. in Medical Dietetics from Saint Louis University, and an EdD in Health Professions Education from A.T. Still University. She is also a certified health coach and faculty for Wellcoaches with advanced International Coach Federation training.  She served as the founding Interim Chair of the Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences,  Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health, and has been a leader in providing nutrition, emotional intelligence, culinary, and lifestyle medicine education at HSC. She enjoys traveling and learning about different countries and cultures and is passionate about nutrition education and health coaching.

Education/Academic qualification

EdD, Health Professions Education , A.T. Still University

BS in Dietetics, Miami University

MS in Medical Dietetics, Saint Louis University