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Charis Spielman, MPH, RD, CSO, CNSC

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NCM® CLIENT EDUCATION LIBRARY


Oncology Dietitian, El Camino Hospital Cancer Center, Mountain View, CA
Spielman is a clinical dietitian who has worked with individuals in a variety of settings from acute care, to the workplace and community, and currently with oncology patients and families in an outpatient cancer clinic. Throughout her career, she has focused on improving nutrition education materials to fit a variety of clients and help them make positive nutrition lifestyle decisions.  Most recently, Ms. Spielman has authored an oncology nutrition booklet and is co-developer of Cancer Healthy™, which promotes lifestyle changes for cancer prevention and reduction of cancer risk.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and a Master’s in Public Health with emphasis in Community Health Education both from San Jose State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. Spielman has received additional leadership training as part of the  UCSF Center for Allied Health Professions Change Agent Program during which she conducted a quality improvement project to reduce short term (<5 days) total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in gynecologic oncology patients post-surgery.  The project was a component in the successful accreditation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) at El Camino Hospital.