Micaela Karlsen is a recognized expert and respected speaker at some of the premier conferences on plant-based nutrition, including the Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference in San Diego, CA, and the Plant-Based Prevention of Disease (PPOD) Conference in Raleigh, NC. She is the author of A Plant-Based Life (published by AMACOM Books), a strategic how-to guide for successful plant-based eating. Micaela currently serves as Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, on the Expert & Medical Advisory Board for the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, and on the Board of Directors for PPOD. Under the supervision of T. Colin Campbell, she co-launched the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, now named the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, the world’s premier educational organization promoting plant-based nutrition. Micaela served as Executive Director through December 2012 and during her time in the position assisted in building and launching the TCC Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell Inc. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestselling book Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, the companion book to the movie of the same name. Micaela holds a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, a Master of Science and Public Health (MSPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. She founded and maintains PlantBasedResearch.org, an online database of peer-reviewed, scientific research. Her mission is to support the elegant solution that a plant-based diet offers in solving the problems of human health, environmental devastation, and animal welfare by promoting interest, investigation, and practice of plant-based nutrition to the public and academic communities.