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Sports Nutrition Resources
for UM athletes and Coaching Staff

Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC-UM Sports Nutritionist

Mission Statement

To enhance athlete performance through professional guidance in sports nutrition and psychology by:


  • Supporting athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and teams with information geared for the classroom, at practice, or within individual settings.
  • Contributing to the UM Sports Medicine Team as experts in training and competition dealing with issues that impact performance such as nutritional deficiencies, illness, injury, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders.
  • Providing physical, nutritional, and psychological tools and resources for training and competition.
  • Clarifying misinformation regarding performance enhancement techniques, supplementation and fad diets.

    Sports Performance

    Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC Sports Nutritionist

    Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC has been a leader in the health care field for more than two decades. Since 2003, Lisa has been the sports nutritionist for the University of Miami athletic department, an adjunct professor in the Exercise and Sport Sciences and is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance with the Sports Medicine Team. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Board Certified Professional Counselor; Diplomat of The American Psychotherapy Association, Certified, ISAK certified anthropometrist & USAT&F and USA Triathlon coach. Lisa is personal nutritionist for many professional athletes, including those in the NFL, MLB, PGA, USTA, US Boxing, USA Taekwondo and is the US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist. In 2008, Lisa was selected to be a member of the inaugural USOC Sport Dietitian Network to assist the United States Olympic Committee in providing nutrition coaching services to the National Governing Bodies (NGB's) and Olympic/Paralympic Teams.

    As a leader in her profession, Lisa was a National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association '03-'08. She is the author of six books, including her latest, Performance Nutrition for Football (Momentum Media, 2010), has appeared on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America Health, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and ESPN, NBC, CBS & ABC affiliates and has been featured in numerous publications including: USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Runners World, Marie Claire, O, Glamour & Shape magazines. Lisa was selected by her colleagues as Recognized Dietitian of the Year and has been named to Who's Who in American Women.

    Known nationally as "The Running NutritionistTM," Lisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons (PR 2:52:32), IronmanUSA Lake Placid, dozens of half marathons and 1/2 ironmans, and hundreds of running and multisport races. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships.


    Contact Lisa: Website: 24-hour service: 305-854-1065 PO Box 565505, Miami, Fl. 33256