Lisa Nelson, MD
Lisa Nelson MD received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, and completed residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center. She is a practicing family physician in Pittsfield, MA. Dr Nelson also serves as the Director of Medical Education for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA and Medical Director of The Nutrition Center, a non-profit 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 created and directs a one month elective in “Evidence Based Lifestyle Approaches for the Prevention of Chronic Disease” for the internal residency program at Berkshire Medical Center and serves on the Advisory Board for the Healthy Living Resource Center for Maine General Hospital. She works with numerous community groups and allied health professionals throughout the Northeast to increase awareness about the treatment and prevention of chronic disease through yoga, meditation, and changes in exercise and nutrition. She has presented her work at the US Capitol and the Library of Congress, and in 2015 gave the keynote address for the Advocacy Academy, hosted by the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Dr Nelson is co-author, with Annie B. Kay MS, RDN, C-IAYT, of the book Yoga and Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association, Spring 2015.