Anne Wolf, MS, RD

2011 Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award

Sponsored by: McNeil Nutritionals, LLC

Anne Wolf, MS, RD has been a champion to promote the message about the economic impact of obesity and other chronic diseases, and has published the evidence that medical nutrition therapy, provided by registered dietitians, saves money.  Our entire profession is indebted to Anne for conducting quality research to justify the role of registered dietitians to be included as health care reform takes shape.  Her research has served as pillars for the Academy Evidence Analysis Library, and was noticed by Medicare when they were deciding whether to initiate coverage for MNT for diabetes, and she has testified in front of Congressional committees.  She is frequently requested as a speaker, writer and advisor.  She serves an exemplary role model for dietitians conducting research and is most generous to share her talents and skills.  She bird dogged the WM DPG practice group to develop a research fellowship, created the groundwork for the fellowship process, recruited applicants, and has mentored them once they begin working.  Her passion, her tenacity, her knowledge and skills are most amazing.

About Michele

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, serving as the Education Specialist for Medical Student Education. Much of my current focus is in nutrition and preventive health, educational technology, e-learning, and website development in support of health education. I hold a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition Science from Emory University, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Georgia State University, and a BS in Engineering Sciences from Aurora University. I completed my postdoctoral work at Emory University in cell nutrient biology while receiving additional training as a health educator. After leaving Emory University, I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University (GSU), where I taught undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses and conducted my research in tailored web-based weight intervention programs. In addition to my responsibilities at GSU, I also served as a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in Atlanta, GA. My work at the CDC included “translational” research, which focused on evaluating the most current research in the area of overweight/obesity and chronic disease and summarizing the findings in written materials targeted for health professionals and the lay public. I also served as the Chair of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, a 4,800+ member subgroup of the American Dietetic Association specializing in weight management.

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