Lieutenant Colonel Heidi L. Clark
Faculty - Graduate Program in Nutrition
MS, Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan, 2007
BS, Dietetics, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana 1998
USAF Dietetic Internship, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB Maryland, 1999
Heidi has experience in various areas of dietetics, to include disease risk reduction/wellness, critical care, pediatrics, cystic fibrosis, bariatric and prenatal nutrition. She has supervised operations at a wellness center, worked as a clinical dietitian and internship preceptor, managed both in- and out-patient clinical dietetics operations, and overseen patient feeding operations. Heidi was involved in the development of two VA-DOD clinical practice guidelines, Osteoarthritis and Chronic Kidney Disease. She deployed to a field hospital (Balad, Iraq) in 2005, and will be deploying again in 2015 (Bagram, Afghanistan).
Heidi is Faculty and USAF program director for the US Military – Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition. She is the primary instructor for Medical Nutrition Therapy and Critical Care, and serves as co-instructors for the Nutrition Assessment Lab and Current Issues courses. She also serves as committee member for research topics relevant to clinical dietetics. She advises the Program Director on USAF-specific issues. Lt Col Clark joined the GPN in the summer of 2010.
Heidi’s research interests center around clinical dietetics practice, and predictive characteristics of successful dietetics students. Heidi is dedicated to advancing the practice of dietetics through application of individualized evidence based practice recommendations. She enjoys educating and mentoring, preparing students to become both outstanding Registered Dietitians and highly qualified military officers.
"Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head (not, how can I always do this right thing myself, but) how can I provide for this right thing to be always done?" ~ Florence Nightingale
2014 (Paper) Stankorb SM, Ramsey C, Clark H, Osgood T. Provision of Nutrition Support Therapies in the Recent Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014. doi:10.1177/0884533614543329
2014 (Paper) Cole RE, Rogers RL, Clark HL, Sigrist LD. Incorporation of Learning Styles into the Graduate Program in Nutrition Curriculum. US Army Med Dep J. Jan-Mar 2014:14-20.
2013 (Platform) Cole RE, Clark HL, Heileson J, DeMay J, Smith M. Assessing motivation for eating and intuitive eating in military service members. Presented at the December AMEDD C&S Graduate School Research Day, San Antonio, TX.
2012 (Poster) Cole RE, Clark HL. Incorporating evidence based practice into the US Military Graduate Program “Current Issues in Nutrition” class. Presented at the April Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, San Antonio, TX.
2012 (Platform) Clark, H. Air Force Nutrition Symposium, San Antonio, TX; June 2012. “The Evidence Analysis Library: what is it and what can it do for me?”
2012 (Platform) Clark, H. Air Force Nutrition Symposium, San Antonio, TX; June 2012. “Working with the Nutrition Care Manual.”
2012 (Hands-On) Clark, H. Air Force Nutrition Symposium, San Antonio, TX; June 2012. “Intro to the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam.”
2011 (Platform) Clark, H. Air Force Nutrition Symposium, San Antonio, TX; June 2011. “Getting the most out of AIM templates: Charting made easier!”
2011 (Platform) Clark, H. Air Force Nutrition Symposium, San Antonio, TX; June 2011. “Introduction to the Nutrition Care Manual.”