Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RDN
Eastern Carolina University
Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN,_x000D_ Professor Emeritus, Affiliate Faculty, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University_x000D_ She worked internationally in 20+ countries in medical nutrition education and served as a consultant to universities, government_x000D_ and non-profit agencies, trade associations and the food and pharmaceutical industries. She served on the writing team for the NC_x000D_ plans to combat Obesity (www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com). She authored 225+ publications, a textbook, book chapters, curriculum guides, bulletins, training manuals, videotapes and CD-ROMS. She represented the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Global Forum for Innovations in Health Professions Education as member/alternate since 2012.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
There is strong evidence for taking an interprofessional, team-based approach in the treatment and management of obesity. Less clearis the training received by different health professions and how well prepared teams are to provide high-quality interprofessional carein obesity treatment and management. The purpose of this study was to explore which professions make up obesity treatment teams,these healthcare professionals’ roles, training received by different team members, and the interprofessional interactions among theseproviders. Individual interviews were conducted with a convenience…