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Kellene Anne Isom PhD, RD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Dr. Isom is an internationally recognized registered dietitian in weight management and bariatric surgery nutrition. She's held multiple roles on executive committees for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She currently holds positions as lead moderator and facilitator for the CDR Certificate of Training in Obesity in Pediatrics and Adults and is the Communications Director of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. She received the Massachusetts Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2018. She has multiple publications in the field of bariatric surgery and nutrition such as the Bariatric Surgery Evidence Analysis Library and the 2016 ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines Micronutrient Update. She is an associate editor for the journal of Obesity Surgery and editor and author of the 2nd and 3rd editions of the Academy’s Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. She served as the bariatric program director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for a decade and currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. Her clinical and research interests include gastrointestinal health, bariatric nutrition, obesity advocacy, vitamin and mineral nutrition status and supplementation, plant-based diets, and nutrition education.