Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND-Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Bernstein received her dietitian registration with the American Dietetics Association upon completion of a coordinated nutrition program at Syracuse University. After working as a clinical dietitian in the Boston area, she went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees at Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Her graduate studies at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging focused on Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology with a concentration on Geriatrics. Dr Bernstein's thesis research merged these fields as she investigated the effects of diet and physical activity on the overall health and well-being of elders. While in graduate school, she worked as an adjunct professor and a consulting dietitian in private practice. Following her graduation in 1994, Dr. Bernstein continued teaching both traditional and online nutrition courses. In 2006, Dr Bernstein joined the Nutrition Department faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an Assistant Professor. Dr Bernstein has contributed to and authored numerous textbook chapters and peer–reviewed journal publications on the topics of nutrition for Older Adults. Dr Bernstein is currently Licensed as a Dietitian by the state of Ohio.