Jennifer Bridenbaugh, MS, RDN, CNSC


Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Health Professions, Department of Preventive and Clinical Nutrition Sciences



Jennifer Bridenbaugh is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) in the Department of Preventive and Clinical Nutrition Sciences. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with clinical expertise in critical care and nutrition support therapy. Jennifer is a professor with the Entry Level Masters in Clinical Nutrition program at SHP. Being a part of a dynamic faculty team, Jennifer’s primary responsibility is teaching and instruction in the area of Clinical and Medical Nutrition therapy, as well as coordinating student experiential learning.  Over the years Jennifer has instructed nutrition students at the undergraduate and graduate levels but also inter-professionally for students in Nursing, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Athletic Training programs.

In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Jennifer is involved in many inter-professional education (IPE) efforts within RBHS where she enjoys sharing the importance of nutrition intervention in acute and chronic health conditions. Jennifer is part of a Rutgers SHP IPE Faculty Advisory Task Force which is working on efforts for school-wide IPE education emphasizing the importance and benefits of inter-professional communication and relationships in healthcare.  Jennifer is also part of multiple planning committees for Inter-professional Education (IPE) within RBHS.  Her involvement with IPE planning has led to both online and local nutrition student participations. IPE encounters she assists have included the RBHS Annual Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Clinical Case Conference, Head and Neck Cancer Case Conference and SPICE Case Conferences within the School of Dental Medicine. Her efforts in IPE have led to local presentations and inter-professional collaborations including a national abstract presentation at the 2019 Food and Nutrition Conference Expo titled Inter-professional Education: A comparison of Nutrition Student’s Traditional Face-to-Face (F2F) and Virtual Web conferencing (WC) Participation

Jennifer is a graduate of Rutgers University (BS Nutrition Sciences ’91) and Rutgers SHP (formerly UMDNJ, MS Clinical Nutrition ’98) and currently pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition at the University of North Florida.