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Tamara S. Melton, MS, RDN, LD

Program Director and Clinical Instructor for Health Informatics    
Education

Bachelor of Health Science, Nutrition, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Master of Science, Health Sciences, Concentration in Nutrition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2006
Dietetic Internship, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2006
Certificate of Adult Weight Management program, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Chicago, IL. April 2009
Certificate of Child and Adolescent Weight Management program, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Chicago, IL. September 2011
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Health Informatics, Duke University, Expected completion December 2015

Biography

Clinical Expertise
Health Informatics, Weight Management, Wellness

Research Interests
Health Informatics Education; Data analytics and Clinical Intelligence; Use of Wearable Technology in Electronic Health Records and in Wellness and Prevention

Selected Presentations
“Nutrition Informatics: How the Future of Your Career Depends on It.”
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, GA. March 19, 2014.
“Growing Pains: Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurial Adventures.” (Moderator). Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exposition. Augusta, GA. March 19, 2015.

Memberships
Health Information Management Systems Society
Georgia Health Informatics Management Systems Society
American Medical Informatics Association
Technology Association of Georgia
Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Group
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group

Service
Nutrition Informatics Committee,
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 2014-present
National Media Spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, June 2014-current
Digital Champions Fellow, Georgia State University, January 2015-current

Awards and Honors
2015-
Distinguished Service to the Media- Georgia Academy of Nutrition