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.
- Selection of Recent Presentations and Papers
Copy and Paste Generation: Promoting Academic Integrity and Preventing Plagiarism. Online Teaching Conference. June 2009.
Zero Cost Web 2.0 Tools for Collaborating Online. Online Teaching Conference. June 2009.
We're All Winners. Network for a Healthy California. "Inspiring Healthy Change Together" March 2009 Conference.
Grief in the NICU: Identifying, Understanding and Helping Grieving Parents. Managing the Spectrum of Maternal Mental Health Issues from Conceptionthrough the Neonatal Experience at the HHC Perinatal Conference, March 2009.
Students benefit from e-Journaling or using Web Journals in an Online Grief, Loss & Bereavement Course. TCC Worldwide Online Conference. Referred Proceedings Volume 2009, Number 1 (pages 29-39).
How to Live a Healthy Life. Guest Presentation for HHP 300. Spring 2008.
Introducing Scientific Journal Writing in the Undergraduate Setting. Presentation at First Annual northern California Science Education Symposium (NCSES), May 2006.
Identifying, Understanding and Working with Grieving Parents in the NICU. First Annual Perinatal Conference, March of Dimes Valley Division, November 2005
Ethical Challenges of Medicine and Health on the Internet: A Review This article was one of the "Most viewed journal articles" on JMIR since 10/2004.
See Online CV for complete list of publication.