Sarah Ferguson, MPH, RDN, LDNProgram Director
Sarah Ferguson double-majored in Dietetics and Public Health at Indiana University before coming to Nashville, TN to complete her Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After graduating from her internship, Sarah completed a Master of Public Health Nutrition degree from the University of Massachusetts and specialized in gastrointestinal nutrition. Sarah has worked as a dietitian in different GI-focused areas at VUMC including inpatient, outpatient, and clinical research. Since graduating from the program, Sarah remained involved with the dietetic internship program as a preceptor, guest lecturer, and selection committee member before formally joining the faculty team in 2021. Sarah is passionate about training the future of the dietetics profession, approaches life through a lens of gratitude, and is dedicated to being a life-long learner.
Kerri Baxter, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSCEducational Coordinator
Kerri Baxter received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and completed both a Dietetic Internship and Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduating from her internship, she worked in long-term care and acute care settings in Alabama and Maryland. In 2015, Kerri joined the Clinical Nutrition Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While at Vanderbilt, she has served as a Clinical Group Leader and a preceptor for surgical and transplant focused internship rotations. In 2019, she joined the Vanderbilt Dietetic Internship Program as the Educational Coordinator.