Michelle Lee, PhD, RDN, LDN
Associate Professor, Dept Vice- Chair
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Lee is the Vice-Chair for the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences at East Tennessee State University. She also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Clinical Nutrition and Sport Nutrition programs in which she incorporates interprofessional education and practice. She is a Registered Dietitian (30 plus years) and provides nutrition services to the Gary Shealy ALS Clinic in Johnson City, TN since it opened it's doors in February 2017.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease with no cure. An interdisciplinary care model is the treatment standard for patients with ALS (PALS). An interprofessional ALS clinic provides PALS and their families with evidence-based care that focuses on improved quality of life and optimization of medical services. This lightening talk will highlight how an interprofessional group of providers serving in an out-patient ALS clinic shifted their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patients and their families received the care and guidance needed to navigate their…