Note: On July 1, 2019, the nutrition clinic transitioned its operations from KU HealthPartners, Inc. to KU School of Health Professions faculty clinical practice.

About the Clinic

We believe losing weight and maintaining the weight loss comes from a lifestyle change, not a fad diet, and will work with you to overcome challenges or barriers that might have prevented you from being successful in the past.

The 5 team members of the nutrition clinic


Deb Sullivan photoDebra Sullivan, Ph.D., RD, has more than 25 years of experience in nutrition and counseling. Sullivan is chair of the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and leads the nutrition counseling team at the Nutrition Clinic. Bio

Holly Hull photoHolly Hull, Ph.D., serves as assistant professor in the KU Department of Dietetcs and Nutrition and is an expert in body composition. Hull has trained extensively in nutrition and exercise physiology and leads the clinic's body composition assessment team. Bio

Clinic Staff

Kendra Spaeth photoKendra Spaeth is a clinical instructor and has coordinated numerous research studies for KU since graduating from KU's master's in dietetics and nutrition program in 2003. She also spent one year as a registered dietitian at the Wyandotte County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Recently Spaeth has instructed cooking and nutrition classes in a collaborated effort with Cross-Lines Community Outreach Center. She enjoys working in the community and promoting healthy eating.

Beth Kerling photoBeth Kerling is a clinical instructor and former graduate of both the KU dietetic internship and master's programs. Serving at the KU Medical Center since 2006, Kerling enjoys research in maternal and child health as well as counseling. Kerling also serves as study coordinator on the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Development lab team.

Important Notice

The nutrition clinic is not accepting appointments from the community at this time. It is not yet known when services will become available again. Updates will be provided here when they are available.


The nutrition clinic is located on the KU Medical Center campus at 39th and Rainbow Blvd. in Kansas City, Kansas. Please see maps and directions page for more information.

What is KU HealthPartners?

KU HealthPartners was originally incorporated in 1994 as KU School of Nursing, Inc. In 1999, the name was changed to reflect the partnership with the School of Health Professions. Today, KU HealthPartners is a vibrant and growing clinical enterprise that functions as an integral part of the University of Kansas Schools of Nursing and Health Professions. KUHealthPartners partners with multiple departments from KU Medical Center to provide a diverse array of clinical services.

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Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

KU HealthPartners, Inc.
Mail Stop 1068
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

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Nutrition Clinic at KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160