Lisa B. Nelson

Director of Medical Education

Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is a practicing family physician in Pittsfield, MA. She serves as the Director of Medical Education at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and medical director of The Nutrition Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition, and culinary education for school-aged children. 

Dr. Nelson is a clinical instructor in the department of family medicine and community health in the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves on the advisory board for the Healthy Living Resource Center for Maine General Hospital and works with numerous community groups and allied health professionals throughout the Northeast to increase awareness about the treatment and prevention of chronic disease through changes in exercise and nutrition. She has presented her work at the US Capitol and Library of Congress and provided the keynote address for the Advocacy Academy, hosted by the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

She is coauthor with Annie B. Kay, of Yoga and Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association in 2015.


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