Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Brown University and her Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has received national certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE).
Her experience includes work as a clinical nutritionist at Massachusetts General Hospital in their outpatient centers, at Harvard Community Health Plan and at University Hospital, Boston. Her private practice has served the South Shore since 1989, and currently provides care in 2 locations with 4 dietitians.
Lori is well known for her approach to medical nutrition therapy—utilizing proven behavioral strategies combined with decades of clinical expertise. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- Enhanced (CBT-E) and Family Based Treatment (FBT)—evidence based treatments for managing eating disorders.
Most recently, Lori presented “Screening and Early Recognition of Eating Disorders: A Collaboration of Medical Providers and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists” at the Academy for Eating Disorder’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), March, 2019, New York City. In October, 2018, Lori presented “Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders: What Doctors Need to Know” to Brown University medical residents.
Other presentations include at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in 2015 and 2014, at the Renfrew Center Foundation Conference (2014) and the MultiService Eating Disorder Association conference (2016). She appeared on New Zealand Public Radio and Heritage Radio, NY, about her book “Food to Eat” (www.food-2-eat.com ) the first of its kind eating disorder recovery cookbook. She has also written a popular blog, Drop It And Eat (www.dropitandeat.blogspot.com)
Lori has been on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association and presented at their 1995 and 1998 annual conferences as well. She contributed to the ADA Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocols on eating disorders, and the American Diabetes Association Management Guidelines for Gestational Diabetes. She has appeared on CNN speaking on medical nutrition therapy for Parkinson’s Disease and has presented to her fellow dietitians, health professionals and patients at meetings of: the American Dietetic Association (1995); the Massachusetts Dietetic Association (1996); the NY Dietetic Association (1994); Iowa Consulting Dietitians (1996); the West Texas Parkinson’s Disease Association (1996); The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJ (1995 and 1998); and the Society for Nutrition Education, CA (1987).
Currently, Lori provides medical nutrition therapy for conditions including eating disorders, diabetes (including gestational diabetes), weight management, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, GI issues and Parkinson’s Disease. Lori is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Academy of Eating Disorders and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association.
Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, hiking, cooking, and baking and eating sourdough bread.