Nutrition and/or Preventive Medicine Experts
Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
Physicians Committee president and founder. Nutrition researcher. Author of 15 books and many scientific articles on nutrition and health. Directs numerous innovative campaigns to promote healthy eating. Rigorous opponent of unethical research practices. Spearheaded the Physicians Committee's lawsuit against the U.S. government's unethical experiments giving healthy short children a genetically engineered growth hormone. Advocate for higher standards in human research and for alternatives to animal research. Full-length bio >
Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.
Director of nutrition education. Researches and writes about plant-based diets and reduced risk of chronic diseases. Also addresses the need for nutrition guidelines that reflect PCRM’s New Four Food Groups. Assists in teaching nutrition and health classes to participants in clinical studies exploring links between diet and diabetes. Full-length bio >
Cameron Wells, R.D., M.P.H.
Cameron Wells is a registered dietitian with a background in disease prevention. Previously working as a bariatric dietitian, she provided comprehensive nutrition support in the clinical setting. Full-length bio >
Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C.
Nutrition program manager. Manages the Physicians Committee’s online 21-Day Kickstart program that runs three times a year. Teaches research participants how to prepare and cook healthy, low-fat plant-based meals. Full-length bio >
Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.
Meghan Jardine is the Associate Director of Diabetes Nutrition Education. As a diabetes educator and nutritionist, Mrs. Jardine works to develop education programs on the health benefits of plant-based nutrition. Full-length bio >
Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., F.A.A.N.P.
Director of diabetes education and care. Manages a variety of diabetes prevention and reversal initiatives, including the development and distribution of resources for consumers and health care providers. Creates continuing medical education programs and patient education materials for health care professionals. A nurse practitioner specializing in the care of people with diabetes at Premier Internists in Southfield, Mich. Full-length bio >
Amy J. Lanou, Ph.D.
Senior nutrition scientist and assistant professor at University of North Carolina Asheville. Oversees projects and campaigns to help health care professionals and laypeople transition to a low-fat vegetarian diet. Researches and writes about reducing the risk of chronic diseases through plant-based diets. Authored Building Bone Vitality and Healthy Eating for Life for Children. Lead author of a landmark review in Pediatrics showing that dairy products do not promote bone health. Formerly served as PCRM’s nutrition director for five years. Full-length bio >
Dr. Zeeshan Ali is the Kickstart India Program Specialist. He uses his working knowledge of chronic disease, nutrition, and Indian culture to develop content for the 21-Day kickstart India program. He also writes scientific reviews and articles on non-animal-based research methods.