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Bettina Tahsin, RD, LDN, CDE

Work History


Research Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
  • Lead and manage multidisciplinary teams to expand patient programs in weight loss, employee health, and diabetes management
  • Counsel patients for medical nutrition therapy in weight loss and diabetes management
  • Present key findings and educational concepts to healthcare providers and consumer audiences
  • Conceptualize nutrition-based program expansions and write grant proposals for future funding
  • Manage research studies and monitor patient outcomes in studies including diabetes prevention, advanced diabetic nephropathy, and diabetes lifestyle education
  • Write and edit manuscripts to promote research through publications and seminar presentations

Coordinated Program and Dietetic Internship

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Brand Manager

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Guided strategic positioning and growth of multiple brands
  • Led educational program planning and development to insure focus on customer needs
  • Created strong brand identity through effective use of packaging and promotion
  • Revised and repositioned product lines to strengthen competitive advantages
  • Managed brand teams to successfully implement strategies
  • Worked with alliances to penetrate new markets
  • Developed new businesses within an entrepreneurial setting

Associate Product Manager

McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin, Evanston, IL
  • Created and conducted training programs on curriculum and technology issues
  • Monitored market trends to develop sales, promotional, and pricing strategies
  • Developed and supervised creation of promotional campaigns

Marketing Associate

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA
  • Developed and gave presentations in key sales situation
  • Produced and led workshops for teachers and sales force

Editorial Coordinator

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA
  • Created niche market educational products



Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec



Registered Dietitian

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Certified Diabetes Educator

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

Certificate of Adult Weight Management

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Wellness Coach Certificate



  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Diabetes Association

Volunteer Activities

  • Newsletter Editor, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietary Practice Group
  • Food and Nutrition Representative, Illinois Public Health Association
  • Building Urban Gardens and Treekeepers, Openlands
  • Chicago North Lakefront Neighborhood Food Policy Counsel
  • Greater Englewood Urban Agriculture Taskforce
  • Peterson Gardens
  • Chicago Conservation Corps
  • Advocates for Urban Agriculture

Sample Papers, Posters, and Programs

Sample Newsletters