Dr. Joel is a Clinical Nutritionist, Health Coach, Educator and Integrative Health Consultant with 30 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. He brings great insights, inspiration and practical suggestions to his talks because he has specialized in counseling, teaching and coaching employees, executives, patients/clients, the public, and practitioners about the most effective use of nutritional and integrative health therapies for everything from chronic and complex symptoms and disorders to wellness and disease prevention. He has also developed nutrition, lifestyle and integrative health programs for individuals with heart disease risk factors, neuropsychological disorders (eg. depression, ADHD), cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health, and other health concerns. His presentations, consultations and coaching programs focus on approaches that are individually tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of each group or person.
Dr. Joel was the Director of Integrative Nutrition and Associate Research Director for the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, for over 11 years. He was also the Director of Nutrition and Research Coordinator at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City for 10 years. He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Drexel University and his Doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University. He is also a Certified Health Coach (Wellcoaches and the American College of Sports Medicine), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Finally, Dr. Joel is also the author or co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters.
Selective List of Key Presentations and Publications:
Clinical Nutrition Series Webinar, “Digestive Health,” for Metagenics Healthcare Institute for Clinical Nutrition (MHICN), September, 2016.
Presentation for the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), "Update on Health and Wellness Coaching: Lasting Lifestyle Change, Optimal Health Outcomes and Healthcare Transformation," June, 2016, Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Abstract Presentation, “An Integrative Nutrition Clinical Practice in a Suburban Philadelphia Counseling and Therapeutic Center,” at the International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, May, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Edman JS, Roberts RS, et al. Characteristics of cancer patients presenting to an integrative medicine practice-based research network, Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2014;13:405-10.
Medical Grand Rounds Presentation, “ Nutritional and Integrative Medical Approaches for Depression,” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2011.
Textbook Chapter: Edman JS, Herbert B. 2009. Integrative Medicine in the Care of the Elderly. In: Reichel’s Care of the Elderly (6th Edition), Arenson C, Busby-Whitehead J, et al, eds. New York, Cambridge University Press.
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