Colleen Spees PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND

Dr. Colleen Spees is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition, she is an active member of OSU’s prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds academic appointments in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE). Dr. Spees’ primary focus of research involves developing, implementing, and testing tailored biobehavioral interventions aimed at providing optimal medically tailored meals for food and nutrition insecure populations. Her current trials focus on evaluating the impact of fully integrating intensive nutrition counseling plus healthy food provisions into the treatment plans for patients with cancer progressing through the cancer continuum. In this capacity, she seeks to improve access to culturally appropriate, health-promoting, and functional foods by impacting food availability, food access, food quality, and food use. Dr. Spees is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as the Research Coordinator for the Academy’s Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. She is also co-author of the Wardlaw Contemporary Nutrition textbooks and serves on the American Cancer Society’s scientific review panels for the Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines for both cancer prevention and survivorship.


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Colleen Spees PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND

Associate Professor

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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