Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Welcome to the Spinal Cord Injury project site. This project was published in 2007. Highlights of this project include:

  • Target audience of adults.
  • Eight (8) sub-topics with 12 evidence analysis questions. Use the links on the left to access the conclusions.
  • Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines were published in 2009.
  • Expand the Project Resources section for information on products developed on this topic.

There is no scheduled update for this project.

  • Project Team

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members

    • Angela T. Paisosn DiTucci, RD, Chair
    • Vickeri Barton, RD, CD
    • Erin DeDecker, BSc, HBSc, RD
    • Mary Ann Djonne, MEd
    • Yvonne C. Portelli, RD, LD, CDE
    • Melissa M. Shock, PhD, RD
    • Mary C. Strauser Rocca, MEd, RD (resigned 2007)

    Lead Analysts

    • Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD (resigned 2007)
    • Kyle Thompson, MS< RD, CD, CNSD

    Evidence Analysts

    • Sharon Balters, PhD, RD, LMNT
    • Christopher Taylor, PhD, RD
    • Madelyn L. Wheeler, MS, RD, FADA, CD, CDE
    • Sharon Wojnaroski, MA, RD
    • Megan Wolfe, MS, RD, CDN
    • Jane Ziegler, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD

    Guideline Reviewers

    • Melody N. Chavez, RD
    • Milissa Janisko, RD
    • Ki (Alex) Kim, MD
    • Lisa D. Miller, RD, LD
    • Linda Kautz Osterkamp, PhD, RD, FADA
    • Lindsay Torcasi, RD, LD

    Academy Staff

    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN
    • Eesther F. Myers, PhD, RD

    Financial Contributors

    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
    • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation
    • Dietitians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DIetetic Practice Group
    • Herbert and Nylda Gemple

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.

    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.