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The Speaker

Lisa Mallonee BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Lisa F. Harper-Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Masters in Public Health with a coordinated degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian, Lisa practiced full time as a Registered Dental Hygienist in both general and public health practice settings. Lisa is a Professor and Graduate Program Director and Registered Dietitian at Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene where she is able to fully utilize both skill sets in educating dental and dental hygiene students about the importance of nutrition and its practical application to the field of dentistry. In addition, she supervises a rotation for the Baylor University Medical Center dietetic interns allowing them an opportunity to observe and provide patient care in the dental clinic setting. Lisa's passion for educating patients, students, oral health care professionals and dietetic practitioners about the oral health-nutrition link has been the hallmark of her career. Lisa has served as a reviewer and expert content advisor on numerous publications for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Hygiene and organizations such as the National Diabetes Education Program, National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center and the American Dental Educators Association. Lisa is a published author in dental textbooks and peer reviewed journals on multiple topics pertaining to diet, nutrition and oral health and the practical application to whole body health for dietetic and dental professionals. She most recently co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Paper on Oral Health and Nutrition. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Nutrition Education of Health Professionals award. Lisa presents educational lectures both nationally and internationally.