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Center for Human Nutrition


Ingrid Kohlstadt

Academic Degrees
Departmental Affiliation
International Health
Departmental Address
198 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410.858.4989
Fax: 410.280.4886
Research and Professional Experience

Founder of the NutriBee National Nutrition Competition. See

Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH is a physician graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and  is Associate Faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Board certified in preventive medicine, Dr. Kohlstadt earned a Masters Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology), with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and most recently completed a two year appointment to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of the Commissioner, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics. Her goal to transform the health of children and their families through nutrition is profoundly shaped by her clinical, public health, research and regulatory work.

Dr. Kohlstadt is considered a thought leader in nutritional medicine, and her second medical reference textbook entitled Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (CRC Press 2009) was reviewed in both JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), and in Hopkins Medicine Magazine. Dr. Kohlstadt is also the editor of Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, 2nd Edition (CRC Press Dec. 2012).

Dr. Kohlstadt has worked for the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the USDA, the Indian Health Service, and the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. Having practiced medicine on every continent including as station doctor in Antarctica, she is convinced that nutrition is a powerful yet underutilized tool in combating disease, and that educating our children is a key “INGRIDient” to our nation’s future wellness and health.

“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


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Honors and Awards

Recipient of the Antarctica Service Medal and Certificate from the National Science Foundation authorized by the Department of Defense

Selected Publications

"Clinician uptake of obesity-related drug information: A qualitative assessment using continuing medical education activities"
Nutrition Journal. Kohlstadt I, Wharton G, (April 10, 2013 12:44)

Editor of Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients 2nd Edition (CRC Press 2012)

"Treatment and Prevention of Kidney Stones: An Update" American Family Physician. Frassetto L, Kohlstadt I, (Dec. 1, 2011 Vol. 84 No. 11)

"Use of atypical antipsychotics in children: balancing safety and effectiveness." Kohlstadt I, Vitiello B. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Mar 1;81(5):585.

Editor of Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (CRC Press 2009)

"Safeguarding muscle during weight reduction." Kohlstadt I. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(8):199. Epub 2008 Aug 25.

"Good primary care is obesity medicine." Kohlstadt I. MedGenMed. 2007 Nov 26;9(4):42.

Editor of Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric and Sports Nutrition (CRC Press 2006)

"Simplified resting metabolic rate-predicting formulas for normal-sized and obese individuals." Livingston EH, Kohlstadt I. Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1255-62.

"Lyme disease vaccine." Kohlstadt I. JAMA. 2000 Jan 12;283(2):200.

Ingrid Kohlstadt