Nutrition Care in Bariatric Surgery Evidence Analysis Team

Expert Workgroup
Susan M. Cummings MS, RD, Chair
Christina W. Biesemeier, MS RD, LD, FADA, LDN
Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD
Alice K. Lindeman, PhD, RD
Laurie C. Maimonis, RD LD
Julie M. Parrott, MS, RD, LD
Naomi Trostler, PhD, RD

Project Manager
Kari Kren, MPH, RD, LD
Laurie E. Sweet, MHA, MS, RD, LD

Lead Analyst
Patti S. Landers, PhD, RD, LD

Evidence Analysts
Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RD
Katie Clark, MPH, RD
Patricia 'Tricia' G. Davidson, MS, RD, LDN
Rima E. Kleiner, MS, RD
Mary E. 'Beth' Mills, MS, RD, CNSD, LDN
Lori A. Neighbors, PhD, RD
Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RD, LD
Sharon D. (Evering) Weil, MS, RD, CNSD

Financial Contributors
Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)

Academy Staff
Deborah Cummins, PhD
Kari Kren, MPH, RD
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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