Katie Kensinger, MS RD

Visiting Instructor



Work History

Visiting Instructor, July 2017-Present

The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, Hattiesburg, MS

Instruct students enrolled in nutrition classes, specifically, Basic Nutrition, Nutrition Professions and Research, and Community Nutrition

Plan and conduct class lectures and discussions on relevant topics.

Participate in department nutrition research projects.

Senior Clinical Dietitian, July 2014 – July 2017

Ochsner Medical Center, Diabetes Department, New Orleans, LA

Perform individual and group assessments of physical health, medications, and psychosocial issues and identify areas for education and clinical interventions in both the Primary Care setting and the Diabetes Clinic

Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans

Instruct individuals, families and other groups on topics related to diabetes education, disease prevention, and management and develop health improvement programs

Recommend drugs, medication devices or other forms of treatment needed; such as insulin pump, continuous glucose monitors and/or temporary continuous glucose monitors.

Consult and coordinate with health care team members regarding pattern management with insulin pumps

Resident Dietitian, July 2013 – July 2014

Chartwells School Dining Services, Gretna, LA

Plan meal and snack menus in accordance with state and federal nutrition guidelines

Alter menus to meet special dietary needs of children with allergies and other chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, Celiac’s Disease, and PKU

Participate in community events to help promote healthy eating and physical activity

WIC Nutritionist, October 2011 – June 2013

Yadkin County Health Department WIC Program, Yadkinville, NC

Provided basic and comprehensive nutrition assessment and counseling to WIC Participants

Served as a leader and coordinator for dissemination of nutrition education to the residents of Yadkin County

Planned, coordinated, implemented and evaluated nutrition programs, education and training provided to agencies, schools and groups within the community

Professional Presentation/Publication

Kensinger, KM, Molaison, EF, & Sample, A.  (2011). Estimation of Energy Expenditure in Obese Populations: A Comparison of the Equations.  Presented at the 2011 Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition of the American Dietetic Association, San Diego, CA.

Certifications/ Affiliations

Certified Pump Trainer for Insulet OmniPod Insulin Pump

Certified Pump Trainer for Tandem t:slim Insulin Pump

Certified Pump Trainer for Johnson & Johnson Animas Insulin Pump

Member of the American Academy of Diabetes Educators (AADE) 2014 – Present