Gretchen Benson, RDN, CDCES

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Gretchen Benson

Program Director Women’s Cardiovascular Health Science Centers

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Gretchen Benson, RDN, LDN, CDCES is Program Director, Women’s & Cardiovascular Health Science Centers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. In this role, she oversees the centers operational strategy, including investigator-initiated research studies. She has more than 10 years of experience creating systematic, efficient health improvement programs to reach people at the right time/place. Her research interests include population health, womens health, and healthcare access and has a particular passion for expanding the role of the RDN. Gretchen is a Karen Goldstein grant recipient awarded by the Diabetes Dietetics Practice Group.


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