PlantBasedResearch.org is staffed by volunteers who are serving 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 is a doctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Micaela holds an MSPH in Human Nutrition from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. She formerly served as Executive Director of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, now named the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and is a contributor to the NYT bestseller Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health.
Website Manager - Shannon Richards
Shannon is passionate about whole foods, the performing arts, yoga, living an active lifestyle, and all things green. After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and the five-year wellness and recovery journey that followed, Shannon decided to share her enthusiasm for living a life full of health and vitality along with her story of self-healing with others. Shannon received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is the co-author of the cookbook series “Monkeys in the Kitchen” with her two boys.
Volunteer - Martin Rice
Volunteer - Julie McKay
To contact us, please email plantbasedresearch [at] gmail.