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Elizabeth Z. Emery, M.S., R.D., CNSC, LDN

Elizabeth Z. Emery, M.S., R.D., CNSC, LDN

Assistant Professor and Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

emery@lasalle.edu

215.991.3618


Elizabeth Zorzanello Emery has practiced in the field of dietetics for over 30 years and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Drexel University and completed supervised practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds a Master of Science in Health Education from St. Joseph’s University, a Master’s certificate in Instructional Technology Management from La Salle University, and a Doctor of Education in Education and Leadership in Healthcare from Nebraska Methodist College.

Ms. Emery joined the faculty at La Salle in 2004 after teaching full-time at Drexel University. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Make a Difference Award given by the Drexel University Student Athletes, the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award given by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Dietetics Association.  She is the author of Clinical Case Studies for the Nutrition Care Process, now in its second edition, by Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Areas of Expertise

Medical nutrition therapy
Nutrition support
Education

Education

Ed.D., Education and Leadership in Healthcare, Nebraska Methodist College, 2000
Graduate Certificate, Instructional Technology Management, La Salle University, 2014
M.S., Health Education, St. Joseph’s University, 1992
B.S., Foods and Nutrition, Drexel University, 1985

Certifications

Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, National Board for Nutrition Support Certification

Teaching

Medical nutrition therapy
Practicum in clinical nutrition

Publications

Solomon DM, Emery EZ, Kavelak HL, Pontiggia L, Hollands JM, Bingham AL. Impact of Implementation of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Model for Parenteral Nutrition Order Writing and Review on Competency, Attitudes, and Perceptions. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2019; doi:10.1002/ncp.10237

Emery EA:  Nutrition Diagnosis and Intervention:  A Case Report.  JADA 2007; 107:8, A-22.

King M and Emery E.  Nutrition Management of the Geriatric Patient. Support Line 2007;29:5, 21-28.

Emery LZ.  Dietary Supplements, Herbs, and Integrative Health:  Beyond the Basics.  In:  Peikin, SR. Gastrointestinal Health.  New York:  Harper Collins Perennial Currents; 2004, 171-180.

Emery EA and King M:  Nutrition Support in a Woman with PKU and Hyperemesis Gravidarum. NCP. 2005; 20:1, 138.

Peikin S.R., with recipes by Emery, L.Z., The Complete Book of Diet Drugs.  New York: Kensington Books; 2000.

Emery E, Ahmad S et al:  Banana Flakes Control Diarrhea in Enterally Fed Patients.  NCP. 1997;12:2, 72-75.Emery E, Lankenau L, et al: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Enteral Feeding Tubes.  (Abstr)  ASPEN Clinical Congress. 1997.

Emery E & Liftman C:  Enteral Feedings for Renal Patients:  a Primer.  Renal Nutrition Forum, 1997; 16:2, 1-3, 8.

Paskin DL, Koethe J, Emery E et al:  Banana Flakes vs. Traditional Treatments for Diarrhea in Critically Ill Tube Fed Patients:  A Cost Effective Alternative (Abstr) JPEN. 1994; 18:1, 30s.

Emery L, Paskin D, and Perlmutter S:  Sorbitol as a Possible Cause of Diarrhea in an Enterally Fed Patient.  (Abstr)  ASPEN Clinical Congress.  1993; p 469.

McDeavitt JT, Emery EA, et al.:  Folate Deficiency in the Spinal Cord Injured Patient with Decubiti.  (Abstr) JamParaplegiaSoc.  1992; 15:2, 146.

Emery L, Nutritional Concerns in the long term care of Spinal Cord Injury Patients, Network 1989; 9:1, 4-5.

Books

Zorzanello Emery E: Clinical Case Studies for the Nutrition Care Process, eBook, second edition. Burlington, MA:  Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2020. ISBN: 9781284157208

Zorzanello Emery E:  Clinical Case Studies for the Nutrition Care Process. Burlington, MA:  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2012.  ISBN 978-0-7637-6184-4.

Book Chapters

Emery LZ.  Dietary Supplements, Herbs, and Integrative Health:  Beyond the Basics.  In:  Peikin, SR. Gastrointestinal Health.  New York:  Harper Collins Perennial Currents; 2004, 171-180.

Peikin S.R., with recipes by Emery, L.Z., The Complete Book of Diet Drugs.  New York: Kensington Books; 2000.

Poster Presentations (peer reviewed)

Emery, EZ and Clark, AM.  Virtual Reality for Teaching Anatomy in Dietetics [Virtual poster presentation]. Nebraska Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE,  August, 2020.

Laura, L. and Emery, E.  Impact of Low Fidelity Counseling Simulation on Nutrition Counseling Skills of Dietetic Interns. Poster Presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 24th, 2014.

Teaching the Nutrition Care Process:  A Case Based Approach.   78th Annual Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, King of Prussia, PA, April 15, 2011.

Teaching Nutrition Support and the Nutrition Care Process:  A Case-Based Approach.  Presented at the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Week,  Orlando, FL, January 2011.

Nutrition Diagnosis and Intervention:  A Case Report.  Presented at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition       Conference and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2007.

Presentations

Solomon, D. and Emery, E. Parenteral Nutrition Order Writing Workshop. PASPEN Spring Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, March 29, 2018.

Emery, E. GI Nutrition: Selected Cases. Presentation to GI Fellows, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, June 20, 2017.

Emery, E. and Danowski, R.  Parenteral Nutrition Support.  Healthcare Services Group Regional Continuing Education Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2017.

Dillon, P. and Emery, E. Understanding the Healthcare Needs of our Veterans. Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century:  Redefining Education and Practice. Philadelphia,PA, Thomas Jefferson University, October 29, 2016.

Physical Assessment for Malnutrition, facilitated workshop, Evidenced Based Tools for a Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment, Pennsylvania Hospital Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA,  April 22, 2016.

Parenteral Nutrition workshop for GI Residents, Cooper University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ March 9, 2016.

Nutrition for the Physician Assistant.  University of the Sciences,  Philadelphia, PA, October 2014,2015, 2016.

Nutrition, Malabsorption, and Maldigestion.  Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ November 2013 and 2014.

Recognizing and Treating Malnutrition in the Home-Bound Elderly.  Philadelphia Corporation for Aging 2012 Regional Conference on Aging, Philadelphia, PA, October 4, 2012.

The Nutrition Care Process in Healthcare Communities.  Oregon Dietitians in Healthcare Communities Spring Symposium.  Live Webinar, May 24, 2012.

The Nutrition Care Process:  A Case-Based Approach.  Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA  November 9, 2011.

Specialized Nutrition Support.  Cooper University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ, August 2, 2011.

Update on A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines.  Holy Redeemer Medical Center, Meadowbrook, PA, June 2009.

What’s New in Nutrition Support? Presented at the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Valley Forge, PA, April 22, 2004.

Practical Guide for Enteral Nutrition, Presented at the Philadelphia GI Fellows Training Group, Hotel Sofitel, Philadelphia, PA, December 3rd, 2003.

Nutritional Considerations:  What about herbal, botanical, and biologic therapies? Presented at the Cancer Center at Holy Redeemer Medical Center, October 18, 2002.

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention, Presented at Drexel University Retiree Reunion, Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2002.

Nutrition for Wound Healing, Presented at Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, PA, March 20, 2001.

Pediatric Nutritional Supplementation, Presented at Children’s Hospital Home Care, King of Prussia, PA, January 20, 2000.

Enteral Feeding in Diabetes Mellitus, Presented at Kennedy Health System, Stratford, NJ, January 5, 2000.

Managing Fluid and Electrolytes, Presented at the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group meeting, Wynnewood, PA, 1999.

Trends in Enteral Nutrition Therapy, Presented at the Philadelphia Community College Annual Dietetics Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 8, 1999.

Managing Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes, Presented at the Philadelphia GI Fellows Training Group Fall Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 1995.

Honors, Awards

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award, American Dietetic Association, 2009.

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association, 2009.

Make A Difference Award, Drexel University Student Athletes, 2004.