Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Hunter College, CUNYM.S., New York UniversityM.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University
Barbara Shorter has been teaching at LIU Post for over 20 years. She began as an adjunct professor while raising her two children. She then joined the faculty and served for 15 years (until 2011) as Director of the Undergraduate Nutrition Program. During that time she was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor.
In 2009 Dr. Shorter was invited to join the faculty of the Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-LIJ Health System where she actively participates in research as well as counseling urology patients. Dr. Shorter is an internationally known expert on Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome(IC/PBS). She was lead author of “Effects of Comestibles on Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome” published in the Journal of Urology. Other articles Barbara has authored/co-authored have been published in the British Journal of Urology International, Urology, Nutrition Today, AUA News, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Clinicians, Springer Press, and Collide: Styles, Structures and ideas in Disciplinary Writing, Pearson Publishing. In addition, she was a peer reviewer for the 2011 AUA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of IC/BPS. She recently worked with Pro-Change Behavioral Systems, Inc. and a team of IC experts, to develop an on line patient self-help module based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change, for IC patients. Barbara is also a Medical Advisory Board Member of the Interstitial Cystitis Association.
Dr. Shorter has been a guest speaker for the Interstitial Cystitis Association, the Interstitial Cystitis Network, the CW Post/LIU Honors Program, the North Shore – LIJ Health System Men’s Health Program, the New York State Dietetic Association, the Long Island Dietetic Association, the North Shore-LIJ Monter Cancer Center, the Dr. Melanie Barton World Talk Radio show. She has presented two Podium Sessions for both the American Urological Association and the Society for Inflammation and Infections in Urology.
Dr. Shorter has been interviewed for numerous articles in the IC Update, Newsday and other Women’s magazines.
Co-author, Effects of Foods and Beverages on Symptoms of Prostatitis, article published in Urology.
Chapter Co-author, Diet and its Role in Interstitial Cystitis and Co-morbid Conditions, Chapter 19, Bladder Pain Syndrome in “A Guide for Clinicians”.
Author, “Nutrition Facts for Kidney Stone Patients, Patient booklet”, Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Co-author, Medical Residents and Nutrition Support in Critical Care: A Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice, article published in Topics in Clinical Nutrition.
Author, Dietary Changes Can Make a Difference in IC Patients with Food Sensitivities, article published in Nutrition Today.
Co-author, “Understanding the Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Diet”, published by Interstitial Cystitis Association
Co-author, Differences in Food Sensitivities Between Female Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome and Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Patients, Abstract presented at Poster Session of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
Co-author, The Effects of Foods, Beverages and Supplements on the Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Abstract presented at Podium Session of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
Co-author, Novel Use of Questionnaires to Differentiate Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome From Interstitial Cystitis/ Painful Bladder Syndrome, Abstract presented at Poster Session of the American Urological Association annual Meeting.
Co-author, Effect of Comestibles on Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, published in the Journal of Urology.
Author, Patients Hoping to Alleviate Pain Collide Against the Unknown Forces of the Disease, published in Collide: Styles, Structures, and Ideas in Disciplinary Writing.
Author, The Potential Role of Diet in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome, article published in Topics in Clinical Nutrition
Co-author, The Effects of Comestibles on the Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, Abstract presented at the Moderated Poster Session of the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
Co-author, The Effects of Foods, Beverages and Supplements on the Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, Abstract presented at Poster Session of the New York State Dietetic Association 76th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Co-author, The Effects of Foods, Beverages and Supplements on the Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, Abstract presented at Poster Session of the National Bladder Foundation 2005 International Bladder Symposium
Co-author, Prevalent Use of Dietary Supplements Among People Who Exercise at a Commercial Gym, Article published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Recipient, First Prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation 2009 Academic Competition of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health
Recipient, Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Patient Education 2013 ICA Patient Forum