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Tracy Brown

Lieutenant Colonel Tracy Brown
Program Director, US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium
Class Advisor /Faculty - Graduate Program in Nutrition

Education and Certifications

MS, Adult Education, Kansas State University, 2002
BS, in Dietetics, University of Rhode Island, 1997
US Army Dietetic Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management - Commission on Dietetic Registration
Certificate of Training in Child & Adolescent Weight Management - Commission on Dietetic Registration
ServSafe Certified, National Restaurant Association

Biography

Tracy has held a variety of positions in Army clinics, hospitals and medical centers to include inpatient clinical dietetics, health promotion, nutrition clinic management, foodservice management, and chief of nutrition care operations. Her most recent position prior to reassignment to the Graduate Program in Nutrition was as foodservice director at a large Army medical center. In this position, she oversaw the preparation and service of over 25,000 meals per month to inpatients and cafeteria patrons. She was also the primary food service systems preceptor for dietetic interns of the US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium.

Tracy holds the Expert Field Medical Badge as well as the 'A' Proficiency Designator within the Army Medical Specialist Corps which carries recognition as a leader who has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in military dietetics. Tracy enjoys the daily leadership challenges of foodservice and looks forward to sharing her experience with students as an instructor in the Graduate Program in Nutrition. She is the mother to an energetic four year old and two year old and in her rare free time she enjoys cooking and reading.

Academic Interests and Research

Tracy's academic interests include foodservice management and medical nutrition therapy. She serves as Class Advisor and instructs the Foodservice Management/Leadership Theory and Weight Management courses. Additionally, she serves as the Program Director of the US Military Dietetic Internship Consortium, responsible for ensuring the internship meets ACEND supervised practice requirements.

Publications and Presentations

2012 (Poster) Brown T, Hernandez D, Vaughn M. Work smarter, not harder: Madigan Healthcare System implements the use of a nutrition management information system to decrease food purchases and improve inventory control. J Acad Nutr Diet, Volume 112, Issue 9, Supplement, Page A21, September 2012. Presented at Food & Nutrition Conference and Exposition.