Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health
Matt Beke is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and current Nutritional Sciences Master’s student at the University of Florida. As a Clinical Dietitian at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Florida, he has cared for the most vulnerable members of our community with compassion using the latest nutrition therapies. Under the mentorship of Dr. Bobbi Henken, he has worked to further the understanding we have of probiotics and the microbiome.
Additionally he is working to validate a questionnaire assessing digestion-associated quality of life. This work has developed his interest in therapeutic diets, neurological disorders, and immunology. Matt will begin his pursuit of a Nutritional Sciences doctoral degree in 2019 through the partnership between the Department of Neurology and the Food Science and Human Nutrition department.
Matt is grateful for the opportunity to lead in pushing nutrition research forward while caring for people with neurological disorders.