Beverly Nesbit, M.A., R.D., LDN
Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 7868
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109
Work Phone: 336-758-4272; Work Fax: 336-758-4680; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Institution Management, East Carolina
Master of Arts, Adult Education, East Carolina University, 1986
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION, LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
Commission on Dietetics Registration since 1986; North Carolina Licensed
Dietitian/Nutritionist since 1992; University of Miami Course in the Protection of Human
Research Subjects recertification in March 2007; American Heart Association
recertification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in September 2007.
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Research Project Manager, Department of Health and Exercise Science, 2006 – Present
Coordinate, lead, and monitor the Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program (CLIP), a
five-year nutrition and activity lifestyle behavioral intervention for obese, older adults
with cardiovascular disease in four North Carolina counties.
Research Program Coordinator, 2001 – 2005
Coordinator for the EQUAL II (Exercise and Quality of Life II), BRIDGE (Bringing
Diabetes General Education To Life), and RESTORE (Research On Optimal Recovery
Practices in Breast Cancer) trials including administrative work directed toward the design,
implementation, and evaluation of each project.
Senior Nutritionist, 1999-2001
Implemented the nutrition program protocol and intervention delivery for ADAPT
(Arthritis Diet and Activity Promotion Trial). Directed related support staff and student
assistants, and data collection. Assisted with writing grant proposals, reports, and
publications, and project quality control monitoring.
Body Check Health and Fitness, Winston-Salem, NC
Private Practice Nutritionist, 1999-2000
Provided nutrition counseling and education to club members.
Gambro Healthcare, Charlottesville, VA
Consultant Dietitian, 1995-1998
Developed, implemented, and evaluated nutrition care standards and protocols for facility
and provided nutrition education and counseling for both acute and end stage renal
disease patients of all modalities.
Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Clinical Nutrition Specialist, 1993-1995
Provided outpatient nutrition care for adult and pediatric nephrology, adult and pediatric
renal transplant, pediatric dialysis, pediatric hypertension, and gastric surgery clinics, the
Hermann Women's Center, and privately referred patients. Serve as consultant dietitian
to the University Center Research Center.
Southern Living Magazine, Birmingham, AL
Editorial Contributor, 1993-1994
Developed and tested recipes, and prepared story leads for the monthly "On the Light
Southern Living Magazine, Birmingham, AL
Assistant Foods Editor, 1992-1993
Researched and produced food features for Southern Living and Progressive Farmer
magazines, and other special interest publications.
Nutrition and Health Promotion Division, Forsyth County Health Department,
Supervised the delivery of nutrition services for high-risk populations and community
agencies, and the cardiovascular health promotion program for county employees and
Forsyth County Health Department, Winston-Salem, NC
Health Promotion Coordinator, 1988-1989
Developed and coordinated the cardiovascular health promotion program for county
employees and local businesses. Provided nutrition counseling and education for agency
clinics and staff, and the community.
Pitt Internal and Renal Medicine Associates, Ltd., Greenville, NC
Clinical Dietitian, 1982-1988
Provided nutrition care for acute and end stage renal disease patients of all modalities,
and counseled private practice referrals. Develop and taught serial weight management
programs for local businesses, and provide nutrition counseling services at Pitt County
Health Department on a contractual basis.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITY
American Dietetic Association, 1982-Present
Practice Groups: Dietitians in Business 1989-1992, Sports and Cardiovascular
Nutritionists 1992-1993, Renal Practice Group, 1995-2000, and Weight
Management an Healthy Aging, 2006-Present
State Affiliates and Offices: North Carolina Dietetic Association, 1982-Present
(Position: 1989-1992 Board of Directors); North Carolina Dietetic Association
Foundation Board, 2001-2004, Texas Dietetic Association, 1993-1995, Virginia
Dietetic Association, 1995-1998 (Positions: 1999 Annual Meeting Program and
Exhibits Committee. Solicited over $8000 for speaker sponsors and stipends.)
District Associations & Offices: Winston-Salem District Dietetic Association,
1988-1992 and 1998-Present Positions: President-elect and President, 1989-1992
and Secretary and Newsletter Editor, 1999-2001); Houston-Area Dietetics
Association, 1993-1995 (Position: Public Affairs Committee Chair, 1994); Blue
Ridge District Dietetic Association, 1995-1998 (Positions: Nominating and
State Councils: North Carolina Council on Renal Nutrition/National Kidney
Foundation, 1982 – 1988 and 1999 – 2000; Virginia Council on Renal Nutrition,
1995-1998 (Positions: Treasurer and 1998 Biennial Meeting Program Committee
AHEA Home Economists in Business, Birmingham Affiliate, 1992-1993
American Diabetes Association, 1992-1993
American Home Economics Association, 1992-1993
American Running and Fitness Association, 1992-1993
American Public Health Association, 1989-1992
Association for Fitness in Business, 1989-1992
SCHOLASTIC & PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Outstanding contributor to the Department of Home Economics, East Carolina University,
Phi Upsilon Omicron
National Home Economics Honorary, 1982
Kappa Delta Pi,
National Education Honorary, 1986
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Community Health Promotion
Program Letter of Recognition
Awarded to Forsyth County Health Department’s HealthKick program for
accomplishments in community-based health promotion programming, 1990
North Carolina Public Health Association, Adult Health Promotion Section's
Awarded to Forsyth County Health Department's Nutrition and Health Promotion
Division for outstanding community-based health promotion programming, 1990
Founding Member of the Forsyth County Council on Physical Fitness and Health
SELECTED ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mori, Yukari, Brubaker, P.H., Nesbit, B.A., Williams, Christie M., Tanaka, H., Rejeski, W.
J. Pattern of Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Older Adults with CVD or the
Metabolic Syndrome. Abstract presented at the 2003 Southeast American College of Sports
Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA 2/07.
Namde, M., Miller, G.D., Mihalko, S., Nesbit, B.A., and Sevick, M.A. Resting Energy
Expenditure in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency. Abstract
presented at the 2003 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Atlanta,
Poster Presentation: (Mihalko SL, Hutton SL, Miller GD, Nesbit BA, and Sevick MA)
“Perceptions of Control and Social Cognitive Theory: Understanding Adherence to a
Diabetes Treatment Regimen.” Abstract presented at the 2003 Southeast Region of the
American College of Sports Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1/03.
Miller, G.D., Watson, T.C., Nesbit, B.A., Moser, P., Williamson, J.D. Messier, S.P.
Relationship of Self-Monitoring Techniques and Weight Loss in Older Adults. Poster
presented at the 2001 Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine,
Baltimore, MD 6/01.
“Calcium: Why You Need It, Where To Get It”, Presentation for Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center’s Best Health at Hanes Mall, February, 2004.
“Accommodating Renal Diets in Long Term Care Facilities”, Presentation at the State
Dietary Managers Association Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA October, 1997.
“Renal Diet Therapy: What To Do and What’s New”, Presentation at the Blue Ridge
District Dietetic Association Spring Conference, Harrisonburg, VA, April 1997.
“Nutrition Intervention for Cholesterol Management”, Presentation at the Regional Public
Health Nursing Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, March 1989.
“Compliance Defiance”, Presentation at the Eastern District Dietetic Association Annual
Meeting, March, 1988.
“Worksite Nutrition Programming”, Presentation for the Greenville Health and Safety
Council, November, 1987.
Kirk, J.K., Raggio, G.A., Nesbit, B.A., Davis, S.W., Mihalko, S.L., Miller, G.D., and
Sevick, M.A. Individualized enhanced adherence intervention study in adults with
diabetes (letter). Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2007 (in press).
Harris, N.G., Nesbit, B.A. and Koscianski, L.M. Meal Planning for Kidney Disease.
Renal diet instructional booklet in pictures developed for use with renal patients with
limited reading ability. Original artwork by East Coast Creative Designs. Copyright 1987.
Harris, N.G. and Nesbit, B.A. Your Renal Diet audiovisual. Available in slides and
cassette, or videocassette. Developed to instruct patients on use of the Your Renal Diet
booklet. Graphics by the Center for Medical Communication, East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC. Copyright 1984.
Nesbit, B.A. and Harris, N.G. Your Renal Diet. Diet instructional booklet developed and
published for use with renal and renal-diabetic patients. Copyright 1983.
Harris, N.G. and Nesbit, B.A. Renal Nutrition. Audiovisual available in slides and
cassette, or videocassette. Created for use in education for end stage renal disease patients.
Graphics by Center for Medical Communication, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Quoted in “Lurking Pounds; Turkey Dressing and Pie, Oh My! Advice Can Help Avoid
Holiday Weight Gain Sigh”; Winston - Salem Journal; Nov 20, 2001.
Editorial Coordinator, “Food & Fitness: Health for a Lifetime,” a Winston-Salem
Journal National Nutrition Month Special Advertising Section, March 9, 2000.
Interview, KTRH, Houston, TX. Guest expert on one-hour radio segment on Summer
Food Fun and Safety, May 1994.
Interview, WSJS, Winston-Salem, NC. One-hour call-in radio talk show on Salt and
Blood Pressure Management, February 1992.
Author, “Foods for a Time Famine,” Medical Matters, Vol. 1, No. 2, March 1991.
Interview, WSJS, Winston-Salem, NC. One-hour call-in radio talk show on Keeping
Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution, January 1990.