Over 20 years ago, Dr. Nina left her native community of Englewood (Chicago) as a first-generation college student. She had no money and no solid plan, but she did have lofty ambitions of changing people’s lives in healthy ways.
Solely motivated by her own ambitions, she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and Movement Science, and simultaneously completed a Clinical Massage Therapy Sciences diploma program. She also earned professional certifications in exercise physiology and group exercise after which she launched her first health and wellness coaching and consulting company.
This was the point at which she began to design her own personalized system to support healthy living and self-care behaviors among people with various goals ranging from weight loss to chronic disease management.
Dr. Nina is a highly sought after and respected consultant, speaker and writer in the realms of prevention and self-care. Drawing from applied research, professional experiences, and an extensive background in exercise physiology, nutrition, health promotion, wellness and rehabilitation, she specializes in developing tailored solutions and implementation strategies to improve self-care behaviors and health outcomes.
She advises most on matters related to consumer and patient engagement, satisfaction and retention including the personalization of health services and digital solutions involving telemedicine and telehealth, mobile health, wearables, remote monitoring, and application software. As a thought leader, her insights have been published in over two dozen scholarly manuscripts and nearly 900 mainstream articles across multiple media outlets.
Dr. Nina has worked with individuals and teams across a wide range of organizations including academic institutions, hospitals and health systems, technology companies, consulting firms and community organizations. She also delivers high-touch, hands-on coaching, mentoring, education and training services to individuals, teams, groups and professionals within the workforces of nonprofits and for-profit organizations.
The information Dr. Nina provides in articles and blogs is solely for educational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you’re concerned about your health, contact a physician for medical advice.