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Micaela Karlsen, MSPH

Micaela Karlsen is a PhD candidate in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Micaela received her master’s degree in human nutrition and public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has a BA in psychology from Cornell University. She is the author of A Plant-Based Life and is a contributor to the NYT bestseller Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. She formerly served as executive director of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. Micaela founded the site PlantBasedResearch.org. Learn more about her at MicaelaKarlsen.com.

All Contributions from Micaela Karlsen, MSPH (11)

Apple-Lemon Breakfast Bowl

Fresh and deliciously filling, this apple-lemon breakfast bowl is beautifully flavored with dates, cinnamon, and walnuts. From A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete…

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Pioneer Gingerbread

As a child, I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, and some of my…

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Plant-Based on a Budget: Strategies for Affordable Cooking and Eating

The following is an excerpt from A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better…

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5 Ways To Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick

We know most fad diets don’t work and sustaining a diet for the long term is where the rubber meets the road for…

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Reading Food Packages and Nutrition Labels: Four Tips for Savvy Shopping

While about two-thirds of Americans might use the Nutrition Facts panel at least some of the time, most people have only a…

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Essential Tips for Plant-Eaters in a Meat-Loving World

Eating differently from the rest of the world can feel like a challenge, but with a little strategy, it can be easy…

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Do Different People Really Need Radically Different Diets?

The concepts of personalized medicine and personalized nutrition have really taken off. People are eating according to their blood type, their metabolic…

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Top 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visits

Plant-based diets are still far from mainstream, and especially in the medical community. Sometimes, this can lead plant-based eaters to think, “Hmm,…

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Careers in Plant-Based Nutrition: Options for Action in an Emerging Field

We need you. We have never before been faced with so much overweight, chronic disease, and associated emotional and financial ill effects…

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Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices

They’re all around us — goji berries, chia seeds, maca, pomegranates, and the list goes on. Certain individual foods are labeled “superfoods”…

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