Kirsti Dyer

Dr.  Kirsti Dyer  MD, MS

Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT, CWS is a physician, health educator, professor, online instructor, lecturer, author, and longtime online student. She is also an expert in life challenges, loss, grief and bereavement including traumatic and NICU losses. Dr. Dyer received her medical and master's degrees from the University of California, Davis. Since having her two daughters, her focus has shifted from clinical practice to education, wellness, and health promotion.

Dr. Dyer has been teaching the Nutrition & Wellness Course, Bio50 that she developed at Columbia College every semester and summer since January 2005 as an enhanced course using online resources. She has been teaching an online version of the Nutrition course in Blackboard since Fall 2008. Bio 50 was the first biology course to go online at Columbia College.

She has an extensive list of publications and has presented at international medical Internet conferences in London, Heidelberg, and Victoria. She has also presented on different topics at several Online Teaching Conferences.