Merin Kinikini DNP, RD, CNSC

Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Nutrition Support Service, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

Merin Kinikini has degrees in Medical Dietetics, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner where she also earned her Doctorate Degree and also has certifications in Nutrition Support and Functional Medicine. Merin’s current job primarily involves a busy outpatient nutrition support and functional medicine clinic as well as help manage a large outpatient home nutrition support population. She has had numerous publications, many of them through ASPEN in the area of Enteroatmospheric Fistulas and The Hostile Abdomen, and vitamin D in trauma. Her most recent publication was with the rehabilitation team evaluating enteral nutrition in the rehabilitation setting. She is currently an adjunct professor of nursing through the college of nursing at the University of Utah and teaches DNP students about critical care nutrition and functional medicine. She also works closely with Dr. Fang at the University of Utah, recently co-authoring the Enteral Access chapter in the ASPEN core curriculum. In her spare time, Merin loves the outdoors, physical activity, any kind of learning and spending time with her husband Rick and their 5 teenagers… well, at least her husband Rick.