JENNIFER TRILK, PHD, FACSM

Lifestyle Medicine Trilk

Jennifer Trilk, PhD, FACSM, is an Associate Professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum and Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track, both which comprehensively train USCSOMG medical students in nutrition, physical activity/exercise, behavior change, student/patient self-care, and resiliency to prevent and treat the nation’s top chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and various forms of cancer. Dr. Trilk also is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership, guidance and resources to medical schools across the globe. She also founded and directs Exercise is Medicine Greenville®, comprehensive 12-week medically-based exercise and lifestyle program for adults experiencing and at-risk for chronic health conditions. Dr. Trilk has received national recognition by the Association of American Medical Colleges (Press Release 2017; Press Release 2018), the U.S. News and World Report, Chicago Tribune, CNN, among others, and she has been showcased internationally as an invited adjunct professor at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) medical school in Novara, Italy. In 2017, Dr. Trilk presented at the Lifestyle Medicine congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, in 2014 was awarded the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award, and in 2013 was an invited speaker for Bipartisan Policy Center: “Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care.” Dr. Trilk is a Fellow of the third class of the Aspen Global Leadership Network’s Health Innovators Fellowship Program and is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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