Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
Clinical Director, Center for Nutrition and Metabolism
Dr. Jody Dushay, originally from Rochester, NY, earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College where she studied Biological Anthropology and Women's Studies. After college she pursued a Master’s in Education, and then changed paths and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Dushay completed internal medicine training and an endocrine fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her clinical practice and research focus on obesity and metabolic disease.  She is most inspired by helping patients set and achieve goals to improve their long term health. Outside of work, Dr. Dushay loves to travel with her family and compete in triathlons
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Julia Navon, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian
Julia was raised in Marblehead, MA and earned her undergraduate degree in Public Health from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. After college she pursued her Master's of Science in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons University. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2019. Julia has a passion for helping people to achieve optimal health through nutrition and joyful movement. Outside of work, Julia loves doing yoga, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Marlene DaCosta, MA
ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Wellcoaches® Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Marlene is an Exercise Physiologist with Home Base, a Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war (traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress) for veterans.  Before joining Home Base, Marlene worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Tanger Be Well Center as an Exercise Physiologist, and later promoted to Manager.  Marlene’s time at Be Well cemented her passion for working with a variety of clinical populations including cancer, HIV, pre- and post-natal, chronic pain, and bariatric surgery patients. Marlene holds a master’s degree in education with a concentration in fitness management from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in health education with a minor in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University. She is also the owner and founder of Serape Fitness and Wellness, a business that provides in-home and virtual personal training, and health and wellness coaching services to clients in the Greater Boston Area.

Additional Guest Speakers
Mindfulness Expert: Kristen Kraemer 
Clinical Neuropsychologist: Bonnie Wong, PhD/ABPP-CN