Dr. Lee is a registered dietitian and associate professor in nutrition at East Tennessee State University. She has 29 years of experience in the clinical setting providing medical nutrition therapy to a variety of patients including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight management. Her research interests include clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, interprofessional education, sport nutrition, and concussion management.
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Nutrition. 2008
M.S., Mississippi State University, Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion. 2006
Dietetic Internship, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. 1990
B.S., Mississippi State University, Home Economics (emphasis in Dietetics). 1989
Fraysier, Donna, Pope, Victoria, and Lee, Michelle. “Implementation and Adherence of Low Carbohydrate Modified Ketogenic Diet (LCMKD) in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM).” East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee Major Grants. Awarded for 2019 (August)-2020 (June).
Bourassa, Allison, Andrews, Courtney, Lee, Michelle, and Elangovan, Saravanan. “Dean’s Clinical Enhancement Grant.” College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Awarded October 2018-June 2019. [Development of an Inter-professional Concussion Management Clinic at ETSU.]
Andrews, Courtney and Lee, Michelle. “Dean’s Research Enhancement Award”. College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Awarded October, 2017-June, 2018. [Nutrition, hydration status, and neurocognitive status after a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).]
Louw, Brenda and Lee, Michelle. “Dean’s Research Enhancement Award”. College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Awarded October, 2015-June, 2016. [SLP and RD interprofessional collaborations in the pediatric population.]
Smith, Shelia, Vanhook, Patricia, Crouch, Michael, Melton, Sarah, and Lee, Michelle L. “Interprofessional Education for Advanced Practice Nursing: Building APN Capacity for the Interprofessional Management of Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Health and Resources Services Administration (HRSA-13-186). July 2013 (3 year grant).
Lee, Michelle L. “Kids Eat Right RD Parent Empowerment Program Pilot Study”. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. January 2013.
Lee, Michelle L. “Bucs: Live Well: Implementation of a Health Promotion Program for ETSU Students”. East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee Major Grants. Awarded for 2011 (August)-2012 (June).
Stuart, Charles A., Stone, Mike H. and Lee, Michelle L. “Extended Strength Training for the Metabolic Syndrome.” East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee Interdisciplinary Grant. Awarded for 2011 (August)-2012 (June).
Stuart, Charles A., Vanhook, Patricia M., Lee, Michelle L., Stone, Mike H. “Diabetes Program Implementation at Downtown Clinic”. Tennessee Department of Health. Awarded October 1, 2010.
Hayes, Patricia A., McConnell, Peggy, Lee, Michelle L., and Henry, Robin. “Primary Care in Public Housing in Appalachia”. Human Resources and Services Administration. Awarded July 1, 2010 (5 year grant).
Moore, J.L., Travis, S.K., Lee, M.L, and Stone, M.H. (2019). Making Weight: Maintaining Body Mass for Weight Class Barbell Athletes.” Strength and Conditioning Journal. November 2019. www.nsca-scj.com.
Moore, J.L., Travis, S.K., Stone, M.H., and Lee, M.L. (December 2018) The Two-Hour Weigh-In: Strength-Power Athletes Making Weight. [abstract] ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN. December 3, 2018.
Fraysier, D., Pope, V, and Lee, M. (2018). Evidence for the Use of a Ketogenic Diet for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Associated Long Term Complications. The Clinical Advisor. (November 19, 2018-online edition). https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/diet-and-nutrition-information-center/ketogenic-diet-for-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-long-term-complications-in-adults/article/815447/
Louw, B. and Lee, M. (2017) Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Collaborating with registered Dietitians in the Pediatric Population. [abstract and presentation] American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Nov 10, 2017.
Stuart, C.A., Lee, M.L., South, M.A., Howell, M.E.A., and Stone, M.H. (2017). Muscle Hypertrophy in Pre-Diabetic Men after Sixteen Weeks of Resistance Training. J App Physiology June. DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00023.2017
Lee, Michelle L., Stidham, April, Melton, Sarah, Mullins, Christine, and Smith, Shelia. (2017). Interprofessional Team Development in Student Led Clinics in Rural Northeast Tennessee. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 4(1).
Stuart, Charles A., Lee, Michelle L., McCurry, M.P., Howell, Mary E., Ramsey, Michael W., Stone, Michael H. (2016) Insulin Responsiveness in Metabolic Syndrome after Eight Weeks of Cycle Training. Med Sci Sports Exerc May 10;45: 2021-2029.
Lee, Michelle L, Tidwell, Diane K, Briley, Chiquita A, Loveless, Jane C, Hunt, Barry P, and Mikel, W. Benjy. A Community-Based Obesity Prevention Program Decreased the Body Mass Index of University-Affiliated Participants. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 3(3), 2015.
Stuart CA, Howell MEA, Cartwright BM, McCurry MP, Lee ML, Ramsey MW, Stone MH. Insulin Resistance and Muscle Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 Serine Hyperphosphorylation. Physiological Reports. 2(12): 1-8, 2014.
Stern, Emily M, and Lee, Michelle L, (2014). Implementation of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Foundations’ RD Parent Empowerment Program at Johnson City Head Start Centers by East Tennessee State University Dietetic Interns. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(Suppl. 2), A85
Stuart, CA, South, MA, Lee, ML, McCurry, MP, Howell, MEA, Ramsey, MW, Stone, MH. (2013) Insulin Responsiveness in Metabolic Syndrome after Eight Weeks of Cycle Training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol 45, No. 11, pp. 2021-2029.
Lee, Michelle L, Hayes, Patricia A, McConnell, Peggy, and Henry, Robin M. (2013). Students Delivering Health Care to a Vulnerable Appalachian Population Through Interprofessional Service Learning. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 34:1, 43-59.
Stuart, Charles A, Lee, Michelle L, South, Mark A, Howell, Mary E, Ramsey, Michael W, and Stone, Michael H. (2013). Exercise Training in the Metabolic Syndrome: Responders are Identifiable by the Pre-Training Fasting Serum Glucose. The American Diabetic Association Scientific Meeting. Chicago, IL. June 21-25, 2013.
Lee, Michelle L, Allen, Stephanie, Buckingham, Alyssa, and Hermecz, Rachel. (2012). Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions in Elderly Low-Income Residents of Public Housing of Appalachia. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(Suppl. 3), A29.
Lee, Michelle L, Hayes, Patricia A. Improving the Nutritional Status of Low Income Residents of Public Housing in Appalachia. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011:111(Suppl.):A27.
Hayes, Patricia A., McConnell, Peggy R., Lee, Michelle L., and Henry, Robin M. (2011). Students Delivering Interprofessional Health Care to a Vulnerable Appalachian Population. [Abstract]. Collaborating Across Borders.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Dietetic Practice Groups: Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Practitioners; Weight Management; SCAN (Sports, Wellness, and Cardiovascular Dietitians)
- Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
- International Society of Sports Nutrition
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, ETSU, 2016
- Outstanding Dietetics Educator, Tri-Cities District Dietetic Association, 2012 and 2013
- Outstanding Dietetics Educator, Mississippi Dietetics Association and American Dietetic Association DEP Area III, 2008
- Mississippi Dietetics Association Emerging Dietetic Leader Award, 1999