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Dr. Mitchel K. Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND

Dr. Holliday has spent the last 15 years in government service with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  Some of his professional highlights include:

  • 2021-Present: Selected by the Surgeon General as the Chief Professional Officer for the Dietitian Category of the USPHS. 

    • Advises the Office of the Surgeon General, Commissioned Corps Headquarters, and Agency heads and program advisors on matters related to the USPHS Dietitian Category, strengthens relationships with counterparts from other Federal Agencies, Uniformed Services, professional organizations, and academia professions.

    • Serves as they subject matter expert within Dietitian Category informing the development, review and operationalization of policies and procedures impacting recruitment, retention, and career development for the USPHS. 

  • 2013-Present: Chief of Nutrition and Dietetics for the BOP overseeing the nutritional care of the country’s largest correctional system.

    • Works with federal senior executive staff and attorneys on correctional nutrition-related public health and medical issues, administrative remedies, and lawsuits. 

    • Works on foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President responses.

Dr. Holliday also provides consulting services to state governments, organizations such as the National Restaurant Association, and has served as an adjunct nutrition instructor and multiple universities over the past year. 


(Curriculum vitae available upon request)

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