Jelena Balkić, Ph.D., was born in 1982 in Osijek, Croatia. She graduated from the Faculty of Food Technology, University of Osijek, Croatia, in 2008. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition in 2017 with her thesis on chronic pain management with nutrition intervention. Since 2011, she has been employed at the University Hospital Osijek, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, where she organizes, coordinates, and supervises the work of the department. She is actively involved in improving dietetics at the hospital by close collaboration with the IT sector on developing nutritional software for the hospital. Patient nutritional counseling is another important aspect of her work. Dr. Balkić has participated in several international and national conferences and is co-author of several scientific publications. She won the best poster award at Štampar Days in December 2019. She is also a collaborator on a scientific project in Slovenia (led by Dr. Banjari).