Panelist Bios

Chris D'Adamo, PhD


Dr. Chris D’Adamo is an epidemiologist with research interests in the synergistic effects of healthy lifestyle practices and genetics on human health. Chris serves as principal investigator on a wide variety of nutrition studies, ranging from nutritional genetics analyses, to clinical trials of nutritional supplements, to community-based nutrition education interventions, and beyond.

He received his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is currently an assistant professor with dual appointments in the Center for Integrative Medicine within the Department of Family & Community Medicine as well as in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

Chris serves as the director of research at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and holds an adjunct faculty position in the multi-campus Gerontology Doctoral Program of the University of Maryland. He also serves as a senior program advisor to the Institute for Integrative Health.

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Chris has served as principal investigator on a wide variety of studies, including a large outcomes evaluation conducted across a national collaborative of integrative medicine clinics, exercise as a treatment for chronic disease, the efficacy of dietary supplements in promoting overall health and wellness, therapeutic music for improvement in cancer outcomes, and outcomes evaluations of nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness meditation programs in urban communities.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chris held positions in the federal government as a research analyst at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and in industry as a health care management consultant.

In addition to his current academic work, Chris is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a certified sports nutrition consultant through the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA). He has received advanced training in mind-body medicine and ayurvedic medicine from the Institute for Integrative Health.

Chris regularly lectures and conducts workshops on the topic of healthy lifestyles to both public and health care professional audiences, and manages a small exercise and nutritional consulting practice incorporating the latest research findings into program development and support for his clients.


Catherine Kelleher, ScD, MPH, MS,RN

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Catherine Kelleher is an associate professor at University of Maryland School of Nursing where she is a health services researcher and teaches health policy. 

Since 2006, she has been teaching and testing the impact of the Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction program (MBSR) as well as mindful eating and mindful self-compassion (MSC) interventions. In addition to completing the MBSR teacher training program at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she has undergone training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), Mindful Eating Conscious Living (MECL) and Mindful  Self-Compassion (MSC)

She currently is principal investigator for a pilot study to test the impact of a brief MSC program on stress management and academic performance of nursing students. 

She earned a Doctor of Science from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, a Master of Science in psychiatric nursing from the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University School of Nursing.

Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD

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Anne Lee is the nutritional services manager for Schar USA.  Previously, she was the nutritionist at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, where she was involved in patient care and research. 

Anne has authored chapters on celiac disease in nutrition textbooks as well as co-authored a chapter in a gastroenterology text. She has developed numerous educational materials on the gluten free diet for patients and both clinical and food service professionals. 

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Anne has been an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ADN) member for many years and has reviewed the chapters on celiac disease for the ADA on-line nutrition care manual. She is also a member of the ADN Gluten Intolerance Work Group who developed the Gluten Intolerance tool kit and the Certificate of Training for Gluten Related Disorders.

She completed her doctorate in nutrition education at Teachers College of Columbia University. 

Jason Bosley-Smith, MS, LDN, CNS, FDN

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As a clinical, integrative nutritionist, Jason serves as faculty in both the Integrative Health Sciences and Nutrition departments at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).

In addition to his position with MUIH, Jason partners with wellness centers and a variety of practitioners to provide their clients and patients with value-added services, and works individually with clients virtually via his website

A 15-year veteran of the health and wellness industry, Jason has worked in a variety of capacities including health coaching, personal training, and clinical, integrative nutrition. 

Jason leverages the tools of blood chemistry analysis, nutritionally-focused physical examination, dietary enhancements, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle modifications to empower his clients to renewed vitality and health.

Jason is certified through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, holds certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and is a Licensed Dietetic Nutritionist with the state of Maryland. In addition, Jason serves as guest lecturer at George Washington University and will be working with clinicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as part of the new Food, Body & Mind Center