Elena J. Bergomi, RDN, LDN earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, summa cum laude, and completed her dietetic internship at Simmons University. She completed her inpatient nutrition residency at Carney Hospital in Milton Massachusetts. After the residency, Elena accepted a clinical dietitian position at Carney, and began working with acute-care patients on the surgical unit and covered the hospital’s four mental health units. Elena has since moved on to a more specialized role at Franciscan Children’s Hospital, where she manages nutrition support and specialized diets on the inpatient medical and pulmonary rehabilitation units. Elena also consults for disordered eating behaviors on the inpatient mental health unit, and provides outpatient counseling to children and families for failure to thrive (FTT), appropriate growth/weight management, autism and picky eating, allergies/ intolerances, and more.
Elena has a passion for learning, and is pursuing a Masters in Nutrition and Health Promotion through Simmons University. She believes in evidence-based practice, and spent several years working in a Cornell University research lab where she investigated patient-provider relationships in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. She co-authored a full manuscript, published in The Journal of the Endocrine Society, highlighting the need for more compassionate, respectful, and comprehensive care for women with PCOS. Elena values these principles for all patients, regardless of diagnosis. Elena practices with a patient-centered approach, continually learning from her patients and collaborating with them to determine progression of treatment.
Elena is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian who promotes an Intuitive Eating approach. In her practice at Lori Lieberman & Associates, Elena works with clients in a variety of areas. Her specialties include disordered eating, gastrointestinal issues, hormonal health, and pediatrics. Elena has received additional training in eating disorders treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E) and Family Based Treatment (FBT) approaches. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the Association for Size Diversity and Health.
Elena is originally from Northern Italy, and carries on family traditions by experimenting with different recipes for homemade pasta (her favorite is squash-filled ravioli with nutmeg, brown butter, and sage).