Associate Professor Clinical Director, Lifestyle Medicine

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Josie H. Bidwell, Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center Dr. Josie Bidwell serves as an associate professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing in 2004, 2006 and 2013, respectively. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, she is a board certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional and Diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Bidwell is a currently practicing nurse practitioner with experience in pediatrics, family medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She currently practices at UMMC’s Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, where she was recently named the Clinical Director of Lifestyle Medicine. Bidwell served as the lead author for both the adult and children’s physical activity curriculum for Southern Remedy Healthy Living Fitness Prescription. She serves as a Community Health Advocate (CHA) Master Trainer to provide nutrition, physical activity, and healthy living training to laypersons and health-professional students. Through grant funding from The Bower Foundation Bidwell and colleagues established a healthy cooking teaching kitchen in the midtown community of Jackson. This kitchen taught healthy food selection and preparation for people with high blood pressure and diabetes. She is also a licensed fitness instructor who regularly teaches both Zumba Fitness and Zumba Kids Jr. classes. In January 2017, Bidwell became the permanent host of Southern Remedy Healthy and Fit on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Think Radio. Southern Remedy Healthy and Fit is a weekly, live, call-in show that provides residents of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana with fact-based information about healthy lifestyles.

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