Barbara J. Gordon, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Principal





Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)

American Heart Association

  • Subcommittee Member, West Virginia Farmer Market Initiative Advisory Committee

American Urological Association

Faculty of 1,000, 2012-present

  • One of 5,000 experts invited to recommend peer-reviewed biomedical articles of significance
  • Area of expertise: Lower Urinary Tract: Dysfunction, Incontinence & Urodynamics

Other Current Memberships


National Institutes of Health

Pain Care Forum

  • Chair, Acetaminophen ICON Subcommittee

National Association for Continence

  • Website Advisory Board


  • Tamma S, Shorter B, Koh TL, Moldwin R, Gordon B. Influence of polyunsaturated fatty acids on urologic inflammation. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Nov;47(11):1753-61.
  • Gordon B, Shorter S, Sarcona A, Moldwin R. Nutritional Considerations for Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Sep;115(9);1372-1379.
  • O’Hare PG, Hoffmann AR, Allen P, Gordon B, Salin L, Whitmore K. Interstitial cystitis patients’ use and rating of complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Jun;24(6):977-982.
  • Hanno PM, Burks DA, Clemens JQ, Dmochowski RR, Erickson D, Fitzgerald MP, Forrest JB, Gordon B, Gray M, Mayer RD, Newman D, Nyberg L Jr, Payne CK, Wesselmann U, Faraday MM. “AUA guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.” J Urol 2011 Jun;185(6):2162-2170.
  • Gordon B, Allen P, Moldwin, R. Critical partners in interstitial cystitis care. The Pain Practitioner 2010 Spring;20(1):34-40.


  • Shorter B, Gordon B, Ricondo N. Update on dietary modifications to decrease risk of prostate cancer in the geriatric population. American Urological Association Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA: 6-10 May 2016.
  • Gordon B. Integrating the “Teach Back” Health Literacy Tool into the Nutrition Care Process. Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016 Annual Meeting; Pocatello ID: 21 April 2015.
  • Davis S., Cirerol T, Gordon B. Effect of Energy Drinks on the Cardiovascular System: A Literature Review Employing a Formal Evidence Analysis Process. College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Research Conference. Boise, ID: 11 April 2016.
  • Gordon B, Shorter B, Sarcona A, Moldwin R. Development of an Evidence-Based Approach for IC/BPS Nutrition Counseling Poster at: IPPS Annual Fall Meeting on Chronic Pelvic Pain; San Diego, CA: 22-25 Oct 2015.
  • Hoffman A, Allen P, Gordon B, Salin L, Whitmore K. IC Patients’ Use and Rating of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies. American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV: 21-24 Sep 2010.
  • Hoffman A, Allen P, Gordon B, Salin L, Whitmore K. IC Patients’ Use and Rating of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies. International Continence Society/International Urogynecological Association; Toronto, CA: 23-27 Aug 2010.
  • Gordon B. Federal Information Clearinghouses: Valuable Resources for All. Poster at: Colorado State University Colloquium: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Fort Collins, CO: 12 Apr 2006.

Continuing Education Programs

  • Interstitial Cystitis: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know. Interstitial Cystitis Association: 2011.
  • Continuing Nursing Education Course: Interstitial Cystitis—Chronic, Common, and Sometimes Complicated to Treat. American Nurses Association: 2010.

Industry Newsletters

  • Go Mobile—You’ll be a Finger Tip Away. Dimensions Newsletter, Dietitians in Business and Communications, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Fall 2015.
  • Quick Bites—Extending “Don’t Should Yourself” to Your Clients. E-Update, Dietitians in Business and Communications Dietetics Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Jul 2015.
  • Our Government’s Response to Health Literacy: Plain Language. The Digest. Public Health Nutrition Practice Group. American Dietetic Association: 2005.

Organizational Written Testimony and Commentary

  • FDA Assessment of Analgesic Treatment of Chronic Pain. FDA Anti-Nerve Growth Factor Trials: 2012.
  • Committee on Research on Women’s Health. National Institutes of Health: 2012.
  • Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. National Institutes of Health: 2012.

Management Reports

  • Check. Change. Control: Results of a Community High Blood Pressure Education Program. Greater Rivers Affiliate Multicultural Market, American Heart Association: 2015.
  • Addressing Health Disparities: GRA Hypertension Program. Greater Rivers Affiliate, AHA: 2013.
  • NAI Roundtable Slide Deck. Native American Initiatives. ADA: 2013.

Annual Reports

  • Substantial Progress: FY 2012 Review. Interstitial Cystitis Association, 2012.
  • 2011 Annual Report: Interstitial Cystitis Association, 2011.
  • Conquering IC. Changing Lives. Annual Report for the Interstitial Cystitis Association, 2010.

Evaluation Tools and Outcome Analysis

  • Providing Healthier Meals—Café Evaluation and Recommendations. Banner Page Hospital, 2014.
  • Working to Improve the Lives of Native Americans. American Diabetes Association, 2013-2014.
  • Building Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-Based Interventions. Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, 2007.

Training Materials

  • What Can I Eat? Train-the-Trainer Program.. American Diabetes Association: 2015.
  • Engage Your Culture Outreach Materials. Great Rivers Alliance, American Heart Association: 2014.
  • Awakening the Spirit: Staff Training Materials (slides, fact sheet). Native American Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 2013.

Awareness Campaigns

  • Awakening the Spirit. Native American Initiatives, ADA, 2011-2014.
  • Sisters Together. African American Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 2012.
  • Conquering IC. Changing Lives. ICA, 2008-2013.
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign. National Institutes of Health, 2005-2006.
  • Bladder Control for Women. National Institutes of Health, 1995-1996, 1998-2002.

Book Chapters

  • Reproduction Health in The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages, 153-166. Washington DC: HHS, Office on Women’s Health, 2008.
  • Skin and Hair Health in The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages, 153-166. Washington DC: HHS, Office on Women’s Health, 2008.

Curriculum and Training Guides

  • EmPowered To Serve Health Lessons (12-module curriculum). American Heart Association Multicultural Initiatives, 2014-2015.
  • Project POWER: Faith-placed Diabetes Education (6-module curriculum) African American Initiatives, ADA, 2006-2012.
  • Foot Care Awareness Lesson Plan. Native American Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 2010.

Brochures and Fact Sheets

  • A Patient Guide to Having a Ureteral Stent. Boston Scientific, 2015.
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Patient Guide. Boston Scientific, 2015.
  • Ureteroscopy Patient Guide. Boston Scientific, 2015.
  • Caregiving for Someone with Diabetes: Senior Signature Series, American Diabetes Association, 2012.

Newspapers, Newsletters and Magazine Articles

  • Musings on the Mediterranean Diet. Lake Powell Chronicle, March 2015.
  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition and Gardening. Lake Powell Chronicle, June 2014.
  • Around the World in 50 Observations. ICA Update, 2013.

Tool Kits (Print and Downloadable)

  • Ambassadors’ Tool Kit. Multicultural Initiatives, American Heart Association: 2015.
  • Don’t Miss Your Next Appointment: The Black Beauty Shop Initiative. African American Initiatives, American Diabetes Association: 2014.
  • Special Diabetes Programs—Advocacy Brochure. Native American Initiatives, American Diabetes Association, 2013.

Web Site Content

  • American Urogynecological Society, 2014-2015.
  •, Special Diabetes Program Advocacy Toolkit, ADA, 2013.
  • ICA, 2009-2013.

e-News, Podcasts and Twitter Feeds

  • Pelvic Floor Dialogues (bi-monthly research highlights in plain language). AUGS, 2013-2015.
  • ICA Short Podcast: A Primer on Disability Insurance. ICA: 2012.
  • @ichelp. ICA: 2010-2012.

Ready Made Slide Presentations

  • Break Free From Pelvic Floor Disorders.Voices for Pelvic Floor Disorders, American Urological Society, 2013, 2015.
  • Pelvic Pain.Voices for Pelvic Floor Disorders, American Urological Society: 2015.
  • Mom, I’m Hungry Healthy Snacks for Kids—Yup, and Parents, Too! (Adaptation of Academy’ Kids Eat Right Slide Presentation).Banner Page Hospital: 2014.

Professional Meetings

  • Employing the NCP to Treat Individuals with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome [presenter]. Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2016 Annual Meeting; Pocatello ID: 22 April 2016.
  • Grant Prospecting: From Government to Corporate Foundations [roundtable speaker]. Association of Foundation Group 10th Annual Conference, Washington DC; 3 May 2012.
  • Educating Physicians on Engaging Patients in Advocacy [panel presenter]. American Association of Clinical Urologists 4th Annual Advocacy Conference; Chicago IL: 25 Sep 2011.
  • A Day in My Shoes [panel presenter]. DCMADA Annual Meeting: Growing Good Nutrition; Bethesda, MD: 17 Apr 2010.
  • Review of IC Research and Anecdotal Findings about Overlapping Conditions in People Living with IC [panel presenter]. Can Studies of Comorbidities with TMJDs Reveal Common Mechanisms; Bethesda, MD: 2008.
  • Insights Gleaned from IC Patients [panel presenter]. National Institutes of Health Symposium, Defining the Urologic Pelvic Pain Syndromes: A New Beginning; Bethesda, MD: 2008.

Staff Trainings

  • American Heart Association EmPowered To Serve Curriculum Training Webinar, Dallas, TX: 2015.
  • Heart Health. Banner Hospital, Page, AZ: 2014.
  • Review of the New Diabetes Dietary Guidelines. Banner Hospital, Page, AZ: 2014.
  • How Can We Present Healthier Meals? Banner Hospital, Page, AZ: 2014.

Community Talks

  • Beta Testing of the EmPowered to Serve Curriculum. American Heart Association, Dallas, TX: 2014.
  • I Used to Be Able to Eat Anything: Nutrition for Our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and Beyond, Colorado River Discovery Women’s Retreat, Page AZ: 2013.
  • Diabetes Successful Disease Management [nutrition education segment]. Business & Health Special Report. Humana Health Care Plans, San Antonio, TX: 1996.