Dr. Kohlstadt is a physician graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the largest school of public health in the world, in the Center for Human Nutrition. Double board certified in preventive medicine and in nutrition, Dr. Kohlstadt earned a Masters Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology), with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and most recently completed a two year appointment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of the Commissioner, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics. Her goal to transform the health of children and their families through nutrition is profoundly shaped by her clinical, public health, research and regulatory work. She is a contributing writer for TIME Magazine’s Health/Ideas.
Considered a key opinion leader in nutritional medicine, her second medical reference textbook entitled Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (CRC Press 2009) was reviewed in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Chicago Tribune, and in Hopkins Medicine Magazine. Dr. Kohlstadt is also the editor of Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients 2nd Edition (CRC Press Dec. 2012), and sits on the review board for Nutrition Journal.
Dr. Kohlstadt has worked for the CDC, the FDA, the USDA, the Indian Health Service, and the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. Having practiced medicine on every continent including as station doctor in Antarctica, she is convinced that nutrition is a powerful yet underutilized tool in combating disease, and that educating our children is a key “INGRIDient” to our nation’s future wellness and health.
“Nutrition is much broader than health. It is an expression of our inter-connectedness with the earth and future generations, with each other, and those who have gone before us.” -Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH
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