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Richard Craig Elbein

Richard Craig Elbein, American dietitian.


  • Elbein, Richard Craig was born on March 11, 1958 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Alan David and Elaine Jean (Brooks) Elbein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Texas, 1979. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1981.


    • Unit manager Memorial Hospital Southwest, Houston, 1982-1984. Director food and nutrition services Eastway Hospital, 1984-1986. Director dietary services Belle Park Hospital, 1986-1991, director nutrition & wellness services, 1992.

      Nutrition services manager Home Nutritional Services Inc., 1992-1994. Director clinical services Nursing and Midwifery Council Homecare, 1994-1996. Consultant Bering Care Center, Houston, Ross Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Services Austin, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foundation Houston.


    • Contributor chapter to book Clinical Assessment and Treatment in Human Immunodeficiency Virus, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: InFocus News, since 1995.

      Co-author: The Nutrition Difference, 1995.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Board directors Social Services for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foundation, Houston, 1991. Nutrition advisor Stone Soup Food Pantry, Houston, 1991. Board directors, president Amigos Volunteers in Education Services, 1992-1995.

    Board directors Mishpachat Alizim, since 1993, president, since 1994. Member American Society Hospital Food Service Administration (president Texas Gulf Coast chapter 1990-1991), American Dietetic Association, South Texas Dietetic Association, Houston Association Realtors.



    Painting, gardening, classic cars, bicycling, canoeing.


    • father: Alan David Elbein
    • mother: Elaine Jean (Brooks) Elbein
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    Born March 11, 1958
    (age 59)