Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, is a leading expert on nutrition and an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. The textbook she co-authored, Nutrition for a Changing World, is used by more than 140 universities across the United States. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses into a massive open online course, attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world and earning her an Innovation in Teaching Award. Prof. Pope is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the coauthor of several popular press books, including The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter, which remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than three years. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Prof. Pope has also served in several corporate positions as a nutrition consultant and media representative.
Praise for Jamie Pope
“Jamie Pope produces excellent and engaging nutrition education materials. Her stellar video and print content on nutrition education is utilized across multiple academic majors at our university. I highly recommend her course.”
– Prof. Teresa Johnson, Troy University Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Promotion
“Jamie Pope is a talented, dynamic educator who takes a wide variety of complex topics in nutrition and makes them understandable to learners. There is a reason so many of us consider her to be such a reliable expert in the field of nutrition.”
– Daniel Muñoz, M.D, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Jamie Pope is on a mission to take evidence based nutrition to the universe! She is a masters-prepared, registered dietitian with a vision for a healthier world. As a food and nutrition expert, Jamie is changing the way individuals think about food and make food choices. Jamie is highly skilled in translating the evidence-based science of food and nutrition in such practical, personal and memorable ways that you can almost ‘taste it.’”
– Dianne Killebrew, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Jamie Pope is an award-winning nutrition professional, author and leader. While her expertise excels in the areas of obesity research, weight management, health promotion, and heart disease prevention, Ms. Pope is recognized as an expert in numerous other areas in the broad field of nutrition. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, she was recognized as a pioneer in the use of distance learning technologies to reach others with evidenced-based nutrition information.”
– Marilyn Holmes, Vanderbilt University, Associate Director of Recreation and Wellness
Dr. Simeon Margolis, MD, Ph.D., is an award-winning professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he serves as Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biological Chemistry. Dr. Margolis received his bachelor’s, medical, and doctoral degrees from The Johns Hopkins University. After completing his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1965, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Medicine. An expert on the prevention of coronary heart disease and the control of cholesterol metabolism, he was the Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Margolis has been a member of various committees for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, including the Metabolism Study Section, General Clinical Research Centers, National Diabetes Advisory Board, and the Arteriosclerosis Specialized Centers of Research Review Committees. In addition, he has acted as a member of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration. A former weekly columnist for The Baltimore Sun, Dr. Margolis has served for more than 20 years as Medical Editor of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50.