Dr Michael Greger, M.D.
Place of work / study:
Area of Research:
Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
How is your work funded?
NutritionFacts.org is a strictly non-commercial public service health charity. Everything on the NutritionFacts.org website is free. There are no ads. There are no corporate sponsorships. To remain free of conflicts of interest, we chose to adopt a Wikipedia-type model where users make donations to support the public service we provide. NutritionFacts.org is a labor of love—a tribute to Dr. Greger’s grandmother whose own life was saved by improving her diet.NutritionFacts.org was started with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive and thriving.
Tell us a little about yourself:
A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition. His science-based nonprofit, NutritionFacts.org, offers a free online portal hosting more than 2,000 videos and articles on myriad health topics. Dr. Greger is a sought-after lecturer and has presented at the Conference on World Affairs and the World Bank, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in Oprah Winfrey’s defense in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. A graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Greger is also an acclaimed author. How Not to Die, The How Not to Die Cookbook, and How Not to Diet became instant New York Times Best Sellers. More than a million copies of How Not to Die have been sold. All proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sales of his books and speaking honoraria are donated directly to charity.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have eight rescued companion animals: four dogs and four guinea pigs.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Reach out to the leaders in your field of interest. I did a summer in undergrad researching with the lead investigator in my research interest at the time that started with a cold-call email out of the blue.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth. I’ll let you know once I finish it!