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Annalisa is an adjunct professor and works as a Nutrition Care Coordinator at Swedish Hospital. This unique, new role allows her to follow patients after discharge to help them continue their nutrition regimen and help avoid preventable complications. Tools like free diet education for her patients and an indirect calorimetry machine for accurately assessing resting energy expenditure (REE) help her formulate the appropriate post-discharge plans for her patients. She is also involved in research that provides insight into patients’ nutrient needs based on their acuity of illness and disease state.

Annalisa began her career in the Banking industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Purdue University and, after learning about the power of food, obtained a Master in Human Nutrition, Coordinated Program, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a Certificate in Adult Weight Management and has worked as the dietitian in a lap-band clinic. Her experience also includes 10 years of clinical nutrition, working on general medical floors, Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Skilled Nursing Unit.

In her spare time she enjoys playing team tennis and board games with her family. She has two daughters in middle school and a husband that works in the Tech Industry. She and her family do not always eat healthy because she strongly believes in moderation. She wants people to know that with the help of food, everyone can have some control over the future of their health.


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