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Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference 2018

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Jennifer Trilk, PhD, FACSM

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Director of the Lifestyle Medicine curriculum

Jennifer  Trilk,,  PhD,  FACSM,  is  an  assistant  professor  at  University  of  South  Carolina  School  of  Medicine  Greenville  and  director  of  the  Lifestyle  Medicine  curriculum  (e.g. training  in  nutrition,  physical  activity/exercise,  behavior  change,  student/patient  self-care,  and  resiliency) for  the  prevention  and  treatment  of  chronic  diseases  such  as  obesity,  type  2  diabetes,  cardiovascular  disease  and  various  forms  of  cancer.  

She  is  co-founder  and  co-director  of  the Lifestyle  Medicine  Education  Collaborative (LLMEd),  which  provides  leadership,,  guidance  and  resources  to  medical  schools  and  across  the  globe.  She  also  is  program  director  of  Exercise  is  Medicine  Greenville®, the  first  physician-referred,  community-based,  clinical  exercise  and  lifestyle  behavior  intervention  program  in  the  U.S.  to  partner  a  medical  school,  health  care  system,  and  fitness  organization  together  to  improve  population  health.  In  2014,  Jennifer  was  awarded  the  U..S.  President’s  Council  on  Fitness,  Sports  and  Nutrition  Community  Leadership  Award  and  in  2013  she  was  an  invited  speaker  for Bipartisan  Policy  Center’s  forum, "Teaching Nutrition  and  Physical  Activity  in  Medical  School:  Training  Doctors  for  Prevention-Oriented  Care."

Dr. Trilk  completed  her  post-doctoral  fellowship  at  the  University  of  South  Carolina  Arnold  School  of  Public  Health  and  earned  her  PhD  in  exercise  physiology  from  the  University  of  Georgia.  Jennifer  is  an  American  College  of  Sports  Medici ne  and  Aspen  Institute  Health  Innovators  Fellow.