Lindsey Kelsay’s career as a registered dietitian began at University of Oklahoma Medical Center, a teaching hospital, in Oklahoma City, OK where she worked as clinical dietitian. There she specialized in medical nutrition therapy for post-surgical, critical care, and cardiac patients and became particularly interested in patients with gastrointestinal disorders. In 2011 she transitioned to CoxHealth in Springfield, MO as a clinical dietitian where she began precepting Cox College dietetic interns and was introduced to Nutrition Diagnostics. Her move to CoxHealth enabled her to advance her work in patients with gastrointestinal disorders as well as post-surgical patients via the Nutrition Diagnostic lens. It was also here that she realized her interest in the geriatric population and went on to obtain a board certification as a Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG.) She has since transitioned to instructing in the Master’s in Nutrition Diagnostics program at Cox College where she manages the internship’s first year supervised practice experiences and teaches courses in Advanced Geriatric Nutrition and Contemporary Topics in Food and Nutrition. She is also a dietitian consultant for long-term care and rehab facilities, which further her knowledge and practice in gerontological nutrition.
Lindsey graduated cum laude from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and completed a dietetic internship at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her Master’s training was through University of Alabama where she completed a Master of Science in Human Nutrition. She has received specialized training in Nutrition Diagnostics and continues her search for new information regarding gastrointestinal and geriatric populations.