Sarah Patterson Rusnak, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Clinical Research Bionutritionist
Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Office of Health Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition
Areas of Expertise: diet analysis, dietary intervention, instructional technology
As a registered dietitian I understand malnutrition and obesity are multi-faceted, and there is no one-size fits all solution. The problem is deeper than lack of knowledge; I encounter patients who know what changes they need to make, but do not have access food or medical supplies. For a patient with diabetes this is devastating, and that's only one example of chronic disease impacted by food and nutrition.