Module 3 - Weight Management Learning Collaborative: Screening and Assessment

Module Information

Module 3 will provide information about screening and assessment for overweight and obesity. 

This module contains the following:

  • Prework instructions 
  • Live session information
  • Postwork instructions
  • QI Coaching office hours instructions

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Below are the dates of the Pre and Postwork due dates, Learning Collaborative sessions, and QI Coaching Office Hours: 

  • Module 3: Screening and Assessment
    • Prework due: July 17, 2024
    • Live Learning Collaborative Session: July 17, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
    • Coaching Office Hour Sessions: 
      • July 23, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
      • August 6, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
    • Postwork due: August 7, 2024

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Weight Management Expert Faculty

Chika V. Anekwe, MD, MPH is an obesity medicine physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Princeton Universty, a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and a master of public health degree from Columbia University. Dr. Anekwe completed her internship in Pediatrics at NYU and her residency in General Preventive Medicine, the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Anekwe is founder and president of the New England Obesity Society, and organization that sponsors educational events and provides resources for clinicians in the New England area interested in treating obesity and associated metabolic disease. Her professional interests are in the areas of clinical nutrition, obesity medicine, non-surgical weight management, health policy and community health outreach, with a special interest in underserved communities. 

Dr. Mandeep Brar is a board certified Endocrinologist with extensive experience in the management of complex endocrine disorders. After finishing her residency in Los Angeles, California she pursued her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Colorado, Denver under the mentorship of renowned faculty such as Dr. Chester E. Ridgeway and Dr. Robert Eckel.  After spending time on bench research in Colorado, Dr. Brar shifted her focus to develop clinical protocols for the management of diabetes and served as medical director at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health diabetes center in the greater Seattle area.  Dr. Brar moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2014 to take over Tenet Healths' Abrazo Diabetes Care Centers. During the past five years, Dr. Brar has focused on population health interventions for management of diabetes and training the next generation of providers. 

QI Coaches

Patti Feeney, MSM, ACC, brings over 25 years of professional expertise as a Leadership Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, specializing in human resources, organizational development, change management, and process improvement. Throughout her career, Patti has served as a trusted consultant, adult educator, and leadership coach, empowering organizations and individuals across diverse sectors to embrace and drive transformative change. With a focus on process improvement, facilitation, team development, and communication strategies, Patti equips teams with the tools to navigate complexities, foster innovation, and sustainably transform their organizations. Patti holds a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Central Connecticut State University. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Additionally, Patti is a certified Microsystems Coach through The Dartmouth Institute.

Lisa Leary, MS, is an educator and strategist with a passion for creating meaningful change and helping organizations achieve greater success and productivity. Through working with leadership teams and staff, she has led collaborative efforts to build strong, reliable, and efficient infrastructures so organizations can achieve their best. She has successfully worked with multiple organizations using Lean Six Sigma and Microsystems methodology to reduce waste, increase revenue, and empower staff to both do the work and improve the work. Lisa equips teams to diagnose and treat their systems using innovative, cost-effective solutions. She has published and presented on a variety of topics, including using microsystems for practice transformation, measurement fundamentals for quality improvement, and defining and understanding quality in nursing home settings. Lisa holds a Masters Degree in Evaluative Clinical Science from Dartmouth College and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She brings over 15 years of experience in process improvement and practice transformation through her work in healthcare, humane organizations and other non-profit agencies


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