Dr. Bernstein completed a coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics and received a bachelor of science from Syracuse University. She earned her Master of Science and Doctorate degree in nutritional biochemistry and exercise physiology with a focus on geriatrics from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her interests include introductory nutrition, geriatric nutrition, and the role of diet and lifestyle in health and disease prevention. Dr. Bernstein has co-authored prominent nutrition textbooks; Nutrition, Discovering Nutrition, Nutrition Across Life Stages, Nutrition for the Older Adult, and Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications and reviewed and authored textbook chapters, position statements, and peer-reviewed journal publications. She is the co-author of the Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Food and Nutrition for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Wellness. Dr. Bernstein has served on review and advisory committees for the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library and as a reviewer for Academy position statements.