Lori Bechard PhD, MEd, RD

Clinical Research Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Lori Bechard is a clinical nutrition researcher and registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in the investigation of nutrition interventions and assessment techniques for critically ill children at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is the project director for the Pediatric International Nutrition Study (PINS), a cohort study of mechanically ventilated children in PICUs around the world, and the Clinical Coordinating Center Lead for the PROXIMUS trial, a randomized intervention of protein and exercise optimization in critically ill children. Dr. Bechard has wide-ranging expertise in clinical nutrition research and specialized pediatric clinical practice, and is the author of many publications in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals. She educates dietitians, physicians and other health care providers on these topics, and is an active member of ASPEN, ASN, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.