About Us

PlantBasedResearch.org is an arm of The Plantrician Project and serves  public needs for education and information. Our goal is to provide tools and information to give people better access to research information on plant-based nutrition, to connect the public and the academic communities, and to inspire greater interest in studying plant-based nutrition.


Founder - Micaela Karlsen

Micaela Karlsen, PhD, serves as Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Expert Panel, and as co-investigator on the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Study from Tufts University. She is Adjunct Faculty for the University of New England Master’ Programs in Applied Nutrition and Global Public Health. Dr. Karlsen is the author of A Plant-Based Life and a contributor to the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. She created and maintains PlantBasedResearch.org, an online library of original, peer-reviewed research studies relevant to plant-based nutrition, as well as SustainableDiet.com, a 3-month transition program for supporting successful and permanent transitions to plant-based diets. Her expertise is in dietary patterns, plant-based nutrition and nutritional adequacy, and predictors of successful behavior change. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a Masters degree in Human Nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She lives near Ithaca, NY with her husband and daughter.

To contact us, please email plantbasedresearch [at] gmail.