CAPT Madeline Michael

CAPT Madeline Michael MPH RD CSP
Chief Dietitian Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

As chief dietitian, CAPT Michael leads the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) Nutrition and Dietitian Professional Affairs, and advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of Corps nutrition professionals.

CAPT Michael is currently the chief of Clinical Nutrition Services in the Nutrition Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she manages the provision of clinical nutrition care and nutrition research services to patients enrolled in research studies at the Clinical Center. CAPT Michael joined the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service in 1990 as a clinical research dietitian at NIH. She began her career at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she worked as a clinical dietitian prior to joining the Commissioned Corps. She served in the inactive reserves while completing a graduate degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and working as a pediatric nutritionist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. While at Johns Hopkins Hospital she worked as a certified diabetes educator and a certified nutrition support dietitian before returning to the Commissioned Corps and NIH in 1999. She is board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and continues to work with pediatric patients enrolled in protocols by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. CAPT Michael served as chair of the Dietitian Professional Advisory Committee (2007-2008), as a past voting member of the Committee (2005-2008) and as the dietitian representative to the Billet Transformation Workgroup.

CAPT Michael received her bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Davis; served her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and received her master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Once again, congratulations CAPT Michael.

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