Charlene Compher PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FASPEN

Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practices, Professor of Nutrition Science; Director of Nutrition Programs, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Compher completed her doctoral studies at Drexel University in 1999, with Dr John Rombeau as her dissertation chair, studying the impact of high fiber wheat bran diet on a rodent model of colon cancer. At the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing in 2001, he is Professor of Nutrition Science and Chair of Healthy Community Practices.. She directs Microbiome-related Diet Assessment Research at the Penn-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Microbiome Program and Clinical Initiatives at the Penn Center for Nutrition Science and Medicine. Dr. Compher continues her clinical practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a team leader for the home parenteral nutrition program. • Dr. Compher was ASPEN's first Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Guidelines, and President of ASPEN in 2016-17. An author of the 2016 ASPEN-SCCM Adult Clinical Guideline, she recently chaired a revision of that clinical guideline with Dr. Todd Rice. Dr. Compher has been working for more than 10 years on strategies to diagnose malnutrition in clinical settings, most recently as a core leader of the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM).