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Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, MS, RD, CDE

Assistant Professor


Mail Stop F496, Academic Office 1

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


303-724-0973 Office


Ms. Jortberg holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator.  She has devoted her professional career to doing translational research in disease prevention, specifically, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.  She has also developed curriculum for cardiovascular disease prevention and implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home into Family Medicine Residency. She developed a nutrition and preventive health elective for 4th year medical students and started the Nutrition and Preventive Health Student Interest Group in 2007.  She is a faculty member of the American Dietetic Association and has been a key note speaker at several national conferences.  She has co-authored a book on physical activity and nutrition.  She received the Mencimer Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete while in college, and received the “Teacher of the Year” award for the Department of Family Medicine in 2008.


Current research focus includes implementation of the Colorado Family Medicine Residency Patient Centered Medical Home project.  Other research focuses on integrating cardiovascular disease risk assessment and developing patient personal action plans into 3rd year medical student education, and  developing a medical student wellness curriculum.  Ms. Jortberg has also been involved in research in preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity prevention and treatment.


Ms. Jortberg is a faculty member for the American Dietetic Association and recently was the lead author for a new obesity certificate program.  She was the co-chair for the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative obesity workgroup and she is a member of the Boulder Valley School District Wellness Committee.  She is also a member of the Nutrition Counseling Workgroup for the American Dietetic Association.

  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


    BT Jortberg, D. Downs, M. Colton (1996) Effects of a glucose polymer sports drink on blood glucose, insulin, and performance in subjects with diabetes.  The Diabetes Educator.  22:  pp. 471-487.

    Wyatt, HR, Jortberg BT, Babbel C, Garner S, Dong F, Grunwald GK, Hill JO.  Producing weight loss within a community initiative that promotes decreased energy intake, increased physical activity, and increased dairy consumption:  Calcium Weighs-In.   Journal of Physical Activity 2008 Jan;5(1) 28-44.

    Jortberg, BT, Gaspar DL, White K.  Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management in a Primary Care Training Block.  Teaching and Learning in Medicine.  In-press.

    Hill JO, Peters JP, Jortberg BT.  The Step Diet Book.  Workman Publishing, 2004.