Bonnie T. Jortberg

Dr. Jortberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU-SOM).  She holds a PhD in Human Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.  Dr. Jortberg has been at CU-SOM since 1995, starting in the Department of Preventive Medicine as one of the study coordinators for the Diabetes Prevention Program.  She then moved to the Center for Human Nutrition where she was the Program Director for the Colorado Weigh, a community-based weight management program.  Dr. Jortberg currently teaches nutrition and preventive health courses in the CU-SOM Department of Family Medicine and provides project management for the Colorado Family Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home Project.  She developed an innovative web-based PCMH curriculum for family medicine residency programs, which is widely utilized by both residents and faculty in Colorado and several other states.  She is also the Principle Investigator for a pediatric obesity grant. Dr. Jortberg has been involved with national PCMH efforts and is the Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Patient Centered Medical Home Workgroup.  She has authored and co-authored several papers on the PCMH and has presented extensively on the Colorado Family Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home Project at national conferences.Dr. Jortberg is also very active with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She is the lead author and faculty member for the AND Level 2 Certificate of Weight Management program, and has lectured around the country about obesity prevention and treatment.  She was a member of the AND Nutrition Counseling Workgroup that developed and published the AND position statement and she is the current chair of the AND Telenutrition workgroup.  Dr. Jortberg is also the editor for the Nutrition Counseling section of the AND Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter. 

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