Spinal Cord Injury Evidence Analysis Team

Expert Workgroup
Angela T. Paison DiTucci, RD, Chair
Vickeri Barton, RD, CD
Erin DeDecker, BSc, HBSc, RD
Mary Ann Djonne, MEd
Yvonne C. Portelli, RD, LD, CDE
Melissa M. Shock, PhD, RD

Resigned from Workgroup
Mary C. Strauser Rocca, RD, MEd (2007)

Lead Evidence Analyst
Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD (resigned from project 2007)
Kyle Thompson, MS, RD, CD, CNSD

Evidence Analysts
Sharon Balters, PhD, RD, LMNT
Christopher Taylor, PhD, RD
Madelyn L. Wheeler, MS, RD, FADA, CD, CDE
Sharon Wojnaroski, MA, RD
Megan Wolfe, MS, RD, CDN
Jane Ziegler, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD

Guideline Reviewers
Melody N. Chavez, RD
Milissa Janisko, RD
Ki (Alex) Kim, MD
Lisa D. Miller, RD, LD
Linda Kautz Osterkamp, PhD, RD, FADA
Lindsay Torcasi, RD, LD

Financial Contributors
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Dietitians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Practice Group
Herbert and Nylda Gemple

Academy Staff
Deborah Cummins, PhD
Kari Kren, MPH, RD
Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN
Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD


Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.

None of the work group members listed above disclosed potential conflicts of interest.

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