Anna Herby, DHSc, RD, CDCES, is the nutrition education program manager for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a doctorate in health sciences.
Dr. Herby chose to specialize in plant-based nutrition out of her own curiosity about the vegetarian diet she decided to follow at the age of 10 years. After learning more about the topic, she discovered that a plant-based diet is the most powerful way to reverse and prevent chronic diseases. Seeing patients lose weight, improve energy levels, and reduce their needs for medications inspired her to learn as much as possible about plant-based nutrition.
Prior to joining the Physicians Committee, she worked as a clinical dietitian and Food for Life instructor at Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif. Dr. Herby received her Master of Science in nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle and went on to earn a Doctor of Health Sciences from the University of Bridgeport.