Cleveland Clinic Wellness Experts - Kristin Kirkpatrick


Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Kristin Kirkpatrick is a Wellness Manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, and oversees the nutrition component of Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program, which is focused on disease reversal. Previously, Kristin worked for Cleveland Clinic Employee Wellness and was responsible for managing large-scale wellness initiatives and projects throughout the Cleveland Clinic Health System.  Kristin began her career at Cleveland Clinic working in the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics while studying at the University of Akron’s coordinated program in Dietetics.  Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Kristin was the Regional Coordinator of the NHLBI’s (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Hearts N’ Parks program in Montgomery County, Maryland.  During her time with Hearts N’ Parks, Kristin designed, implemented and measured health promotion programs within the Washington DC metro area.  She began her career in health in health and nutrition in Washington DC, lobbying for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform with the American Dietetic Association’s Policy and Advocacy group. 


Kristin has over 11 years of experience in the health management area, holds a Masters of Science in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Kristin is also licensed as a Registered Dietitian in the state of Ohio.


She presents nationally on a variety of nutrition and wellness related topics and is a regular contributor on the Dr. Oz show , Northeast Ohio TV stations, and the Huffington Post..


Kristin’s interests include weight management, nutritional genomics, corporate wellness and food labeling