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Stephanie McBurnett, RDN

Stephanie McBurnett, RDN, is the nutrition educator for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine through plant-based nutrition and higher standards in research. She is a registered dietitian and has a previous career as a U.S. Naval Officer.

Stephanie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and spent more than five years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. After her service, she decided to follow her passion for nutrition and wellness and become a registered dietitian nutritionist. While receiving her nutrition degree at the University of Alabama, her daughter was diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD), requiring open heart surgery. This event inspired Stephanie to research heart-healthy diets and what we can eat to optimize heart function. The evidence was very clear that the more whole food, plant-based foods you consume, the better your heart can function.

Stephanie is married with two young daughters and, as a family, are committed to following a plant-based diet. Her dedication and passion for promoting and spreading the benefits of preventive lifestyle medicine through nutrition led her to join the Physicians Committee team.