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About Ingrid Kohlstadt

A doctor who specializes in nutrition, Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH is double board certified in Preventive Medicine and in Nutrition as a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and Fellow of the College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kohlstadt is a Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also the Executive Director of the NutriBee National Nutrition Competition. Considered an authoritative nutrition doctor specialist,  she is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of INGRIDients™  Inc., providing medical nutrition information to colleagues, clients, and consumers. Dr. Kohlstadt also completed a two-year appointment at the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (the views expressed on this website are those of Dr. Kohlstadt and no official endorsement by the FDA is provided or should be inferred).

Doctor Kohlstadt is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Class of 1993, with a graduate degree from JHSPH in epidemiology and public health. She earned her bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in biochemistry/epidemiology at the University of Maryland and as a Rotary Club scholar at Universität Tübingen, Germany.

Convinced that nutritional medicine is powerful and underutilized in preventing disease, she then focused her career on nutrition through fellowships at Johns Hopkins and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She worked as a bariatric physician at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

As a congressional intern and later with the FDA, USDA, CDC, health department, USAID, and United States Antarctic Program, Dr. Kohlstadt studied the rugged terrain of health policy, specifically how food and nutrients can be incorporated into primary care medicine. These experiences served as a basis for editing Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients 2nd Edition (CRC Press 2012), best-seller Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (CRC Press, 2009) and Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition (CRC Press, 2006). These texts are developed by large forums of medical experts and are intended for health care practitioners, informed patients, and policy-makers. Currently, Dr. Kohlstadt is a contributing author for TIME Magazine Health/Online.

“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