Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD

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Nina Crowley

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator

Medical University of South Carolina

Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD is a Bariatric Surgery Dietitian turned Program Coordinator for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients since 2007 and holds her Doctorate in Health Psychology from Walden University, MS in Health Care Policy and Management from the SUNY Stony Brook, and BS in Nutrition Science from Cornell University.

Dr. Crowley is passionate about appropriate communication, patient-centered care, shared decision-making, and facilitating behavior change for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Her research and presentation interests focus on weight bias, weight regain, health-related quality of life, binge eating, vitamin/mineral supplementation, and factors associated with completing surgery.

Nina is a passionate advocate for people with obesity and is proud to sit on the Obesity Action Coalitions board of directors. She has served in several leadership positions, including President and Policy Leader of her local and state dietetic associations. She has been critical in leading policy efforts creating South Carolinas Medicaids Nutrition Counseling Policy for Obesity, and has activated dietitians across the country through her role as the Policy and Advocacy Leader for Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. Through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Nina is a past LEAD Award Winner and current Secretary of the Integrated Health Section. Shes active in Access to Care and policy efforts in each organization.

Nina enjoys travelling and networking with other professionals in the field and can be found tweeting as @PsychoDietitian.


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