Susan L. Brantley, MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is a registered dietitian of the American Dietetic Association and is licensed in the state of Tennessee. She is certified in nutrition support practice by the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
She began her practice as a generalist dietitian at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and later specialized in oncology and transplant nutrition. In 1987, she began working exclusively in nutrition support practice concentrating in intensive care using enteral and parenteral nutrition support. She is now the Metabolic Support Services team coordinator. She is involved extensively with the education of surgical and medicine residents and dietetic students and in 2004 received the Award for Excellence in Instruction and Teaching by the Department of Surgery.
She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Carson-Newman University in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department teaching Medical Nutrition Therapy to dietetics students. She is also adjunct faculty at South College-Knoxville Campus, teaching Medical Nutrition to Physician Assistant students.
Susan received the 2006-7 Academy Foundation Award of Excellence in Clinical Dietetics after nomination by her peers in the Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been a member of this group since 1979. She has served her local and state dietetic associations as President and President-elect as well as in other capacities, both appointed and elected. She currently serves an appointed position on the state licensure board for dietitians/nutritionists. She has been elected DNS secretary and DNS chair. She also recently received the 2009 Award for Distinguished Service from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the 2009 Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Denver. She recently received the 2014 Distinguished Practice Award from the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta.
Susan has served the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition as the chair of the Nutrition Practice Poster Selection Committee from 2005-2008. She was also a member of the ASPEN Enteral Nutrition Recommendations Task Force and a contributing author of the 2009 Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Susan was selected to receive the ASPEN 2009 Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award: Advance Clinical Practice, presented at the 2009 CNW in New Orleans.
Susan has served in an appointed three-year term for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Professional Development Committee. She also is serving as co-chair of the Standards of Professional Performance/Standards of Practice Committee for Nutrition Support Dietitians, a revision committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition Support which were recently published in both the ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan is currently serving on the Malnutrition Committee to investigate the validity of measures for malnutrition. This committee is a dual appointment by the AND and ASPEN.