Denise Reed, MS, RD, LD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dietetics at Ashland University. As part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, she teaches courses focusing on nutrition and disease for students studying dietetics, nursing, athletic training, and exercise science. Prior to working in academia, Professor Reed was a clinical nutrition manager and critical care dietitian for many years at a Level 2 trauma hospital. Reed remains active in many professional organizations, such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Reed feels that providing nutrition education within the community is a great way to give back to others, so she frequently takes part in local health programs, sharing her nutrition expertise such as working with a chef doing healthy cooking demonstrations or speaking to a local cancer survivor fitness program. Reed continues to work in clinical dietetics in addition to her academic responsibilities, and values the opportunity to provide practical nutrition education to professionals, students, and members of her community.