Kathrin Eliot, PhD, RDN
Associate Professor
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Kathrin Eliot is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her primary focus of teaching and research is in the area of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She has published and presented nationally on interprofessional education topics ranging from course development to student learning assessment. As an advocate for the profession of dietetics, Dr. Eliot is highly involved in leadership at the national level. She currently serves as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics alliance representative to the National Academy of Medicine Global Forum.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

An estimated 46-89% of children with autism present with pediatric feeding disorder, characterized by selective eating, which negatively impacts their nutrition and health. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) and speech-language pathologists (SLP) serve as key interprofessional team members to improve patient outcomes in this population. A lack of literature exists regarding the complementary roles of RDNs and SLPs specifically related to pediatric feeding disorders in the pediatric population with autism spectrum disorder. This explanatory sequential mixed-methods study aimed to explore…