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About Barbara C. Olendzki

Barbara C. Olendzki, R.D., M.P.H., L.D.N., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nutrition Program Director of the Center for Applied Nutrition. Interests include clinical trials with dietary interventions, teaching nutrition for graduate nurses and medical students, and seeing outpatients for nutrition counseling. Barbara specializes in cardiac concerns, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory diseases. The Center for Applied Nutrition promotes nutritional change by teaching patients to consume delicious food targeted toward improving health outcomes. The senses of taste, smell, and texture are methods utilized in facilitating dietary change within the counseling, cooking and nutrition programs for the public, and through Barbara’s various research programs.
A healthy dietary lifestyle combines the intellectual knowledge of protective or detrimental foods with the satisfaction incurred when taste and fulfillment goals are also met. Individual consults customize dietary lifestyles to fit patient needs. Specifically, and integral to Barbara’s practice, research interests also include: a) developing and implementing nutritional determinants of health as they can be applied to chronic disease, obesity prevention and treatment; and b) engagement in good quality research that leads to dissemination of nutrition messages targeting the health of the individuals and family.

Positions

Present Director, Center for Applied Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Present Preventive Medicine Clinical Nutrition Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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Present Director of Cardiovascular Nutrition Outpatient Counseling, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
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Research Interests


Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Service Award, Women's Faculty Committee, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2012)


Contact Information

Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-5195

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