Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone: (314) 977-8523
Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Saint Louis University
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
University of Illinois
Lauren Landfried is an Instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University where she teaches undergraduate nutrition classes and serves as a Nutrition Coordinator with the City of St. Louis Department of Health where she provides nutrition services to residents in the St. Louis region. She also works as a pediatric dietitian through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's First Steps program, providing nutrition care to infants and children up to three years of age. Lauren enjoys the variety that her job offers through teaching, direct patient care, and public service. In her role as a teacher, she is motivated daily by her students' enthusiasm for learning. As a nutrition advocate, she strives to make small changes that have the potential to make a bigger impact on the health and well-being of St. Louisans.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member
Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Let's Move Coordinator
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - St. Louis - Legislation/Public Policy Chair
Foundations of Nutrition
Sustainable, Healthy and Just Agricultural Practices
Dr. Blessing is a qualitative researcher interested in creating, developing and evaluating various aspects of innovative teaching strategies and models. She oversees all qualitative research studies conducted by undergraduate senior Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) and Investigative and Medical Sciences (IMS) students. She is also the program director of the new, innovative, research-intensive Doisy College Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree program and in that role will mentor Master's students who have a similar research interest.
Current Research Project
Development and assessment of student-created content review modules in Laboratory Medicine written in the form of stories
Laboratory Medicine Content Review Module Description
Each story is written in chapters that detail an interesting case study encountered by Laboratory Detective Driver. Interwoven into each story are pertinent patient history and symptoms and laboratory tests ordered with results when appropriate. Detective Driver's mission is to "solve the case." Questions for consideration by the reader are strategically incorporated into the stories for self-assessment. The ultimate goal is to assemble a group of such stories and combine them into an online and/or physical book.
Study Design: Qualitative Research
Example Research Questions
Example Data Collection Strategies
Current Status of the Project
Lieske C and Zeibig EA. Essentials of Medical Laboratory Practice, FA Davis Publishers, Philadelphia, PA
Publications Submitted and Under Review:
Breitbach A, Sargeant D, Gettemeier P, Ruebling I, Carlson J, Eliot K, Kienstra, Zeibig-Blessing E. From Buy-in to Integration: Melding an Interprofessional Initiative into Academic Programs in the Health Professions, submitted to the Journal of Allied Health.
Zeibig EA. Clinical Parasitology: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition. WB Saunders Company, an imprint of Elsevier Publishing Company, Philadelphia PA. Expected publication- Fall 2012.
Johns G, Zundel B, Denesiuk L, and Zeibig EA. Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine: Principles and Practices, Pearson Prentice Hall-Expected publication- Spring 2013.