Manager of Wellness Nutrition Services and Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to her current position, 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 in Washington, DC, lobbying for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform with the American Dietetic Association’s Policy and Advocacy group. From there, she went on to become the Regional Coordinator of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s 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 returned to Ohio and started working at Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Cardiovascular Genetics and entered into the University of Akron’s coordinated program in Dietetics. She presents nationally on a variety of nutrition and wellness related topics and is a regular contributor on The Dr. Oz Show, National and Northeast Ohio TV stations, The Huffington Post and is the nutrition advisor to YouBeauty and Cleveland Clinic's Health Hub. Kristin has been quoted in magazines such as Martha Stewart Whole Living, Fitness, Women’s Health, SelfWomen's Day magazine and WebMd.

Kristin has over 12 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.

Fun Facts

  • Spent a year as a White House Intern and another year on a presidential campaign
  • Owns 2 goats, a pot bellied pig and 3 dogs
  • Happy anywhere as long as I'm with my husband Andy
  • Lived in London for 4 months
  • Loves to run – but slower than a truck

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