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Rima Itani Al-Nimr, MS

Lecturer in Medical Education

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Nutrition in Medical Education Longitudinal Curriculum Director, The Geisel School of Medicine
Lecturer in Medicine, Clinical Research Dietitian, Department of Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Medical Education

Master of Science in Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Nutrition, Cleveland, OH, USA
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
The American University of Beirut, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Beirut, Lebanon

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Hanover NH 03755


Professional Interests:

Nutrition in Medical Education, Obesity Medicine, Culinary Medicine, Reproductive Nutrition

Selected Publications:


  • Pari-Keener M, Gallo S, Stahnke B, McDermid JM, Al-Nimr RI, Moreschi JM, Hakeem R, Handu D, Cheng FW Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Associated with Medical Nutrition Therapy by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Pregnant Women with Malnutrition: An Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review. J Acad Nutr Diet 2020 Feb 6. pii: S2212-2672(19)31583-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2019.10.024 (view details in PubMed)

  • Bassin SR, Al-Nimr RI, Allen K, Ogrinc G The State of Nutrition in Medical Education in the United States. Nutr Rev 2020 Jan 22. pii: nuz100. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuz100 (view details in PubMed)

  • Gallo S, McDermid JM, Al-Nimr RI, Hakeem R, Moreschi JM, Pari-Keener M, Stahnke B, Papoutsakis C, Handu D, Cheng FW Vitamin D Supplementation during Pregnancy: An Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 May;120(5):898-924.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2019.07.002 (view details in PubMed)

  • Al-Nimr RI, Hakeem R, Moreschi JM, Gallo S, McDermid JM, Pari-Keener M, Stahnke B, Papoutsakis C, Handu D, Cheng FW Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Maternal and Infant Outcomes of Pregnancy-An Evidence Analysis Center Systematic Review. J Acad Nutr Diet 2019 Nov;119(11):1921-1943 doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2019.02.008 (view details in PubMed)

  • Al-Nimr, RI Optimal Protein Intake during Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults with Obesity. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Jan-Mar;38(1):50-68. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2018.1544533 (view details in PubMed)

  • Al-Nimr, RI, Rao, S, McClure, A, Ogrinc G. A 4-Year Integrated Nutrition Curriculum for Medical Student Education. Med Sci Ed 2019; 29: 23-28. do: 10.1007/s40670-018-00629-6