Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN

Nutrition Team Lead for the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Well-ness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an experienced presenter, an award winning Dietitian, and a best selling author. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show and has contributed to several national Newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 25 diet and nutrition experts you need to fol-low on twitter.” Kristin’s career began in Washington, D.C. where she assisted in lobbying efforts for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform on behalf of the American Dietetic Association Policy and Advocacy group. She then went on to become the Regional Coordinator of the Montgomery County, Maryland Hearts N Parks program. During her time with Hearts N Parks, she designed, imple-mented and measured health promotion programs within the Washington, D.C. metro area. Kris-tin then returned to Ohio to work for the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Ge-netics. She eventually became the lead Dietitian in the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Kristin is a sought after national speaker on a variety of nutrition and wellness related topics. In addition, Kirkpatrick writes for the Huffington Post, US News and World Report and is a featured expert on Cleveland Clinic's Health Hub. Kristin also serves on Dr. Oz’s Med-ical Advisory Board for Lose it! Kristin has over 17 years of experience in the health management area, holds an MS in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a BA in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is licensed as a Reg-istered Dietitian in the state of Ohio. In May 2012, Kristin received the Ohio Outstanding Dietet-ic Educator of the year award and, in 2013, received alumni of the year from her high school, Gilmour Academy. In January 2017, Kristin published her first book, Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease. You can read an except here