Lisa B. Nelson

Director of Medical Education

Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is a practicing family physician with Community Health Programs, a federally qualified health center in Great Barrington, MA. She serves as the Director of Medical Education for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is a graduate of both Kripalu's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda.

Lisa 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 works with medical schools, community groups, and allied health professionals throughout the US to increase awareness about the treatment and prevention of chronic disease through yoga, 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.

Lisa is coauthor, with Annie B. Kay, of the book Yoga and Diabetes: Your Guide to Safe and Effective Practice, published by the American Diabetes Association, Spring 2015.

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