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Jennifer Trilk

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Jennifer Trilk

Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., FACSM, is associate professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and director of its Lifestyle Medicine curriculum. She is co-founder and co-director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership, guidance and resources to medical schools and across the globe.


Dr. Trilk also is program director of Exercise is Medicine Greenville®, the first physician-referred, community-based, clinical exercise and lifestyle behavior intervention program in the U.S. to partner a medical school, health care system, and fitness organization together to improve population health. In 2014, she was awarded the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award and in 2013 she was an invited speaker for Bipartisan Policy Center’s forum, “Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care.”

Dr. Trilk completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and earned her PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Georgia. Jennifer is an American College of Sports Medicine and Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow.