Lisa Hark, PhD, R.D.


Dr. Lisa Hark is a renowned medical nutritionist with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. She is a leading nutrition educator of medical students and doctors and hosted the popular cable TV series, "Honey, We're Killing the Kids" which aired on The Learning Channel (TLC). She is currently the Director of Online Medical Education at the Wills Eye Institute and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Hark graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and biology and completed a dietetic internship at Emory University's School of Medicine. She obtained her Master's of Science degree from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Doctoral degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hark is the Editor in Chief of several books including Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach (Wiley-Blackwell), which is now going into its 4th edition and used by medical schools as well as physician assistant, nursing and dietetic programs in the US and around the world. In 2004, she edited Cardiovascular Nutrition: Disease Management and Prevention (American Dietetic Association) and is the author of Nutrition For Life and The Whole Grain Miracle Diet, both published by the Penguin Group and translated into more than 10 languages. Her current book, Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals was published Wiley-Blackwell this year.

Dr. Hark is a working mother and has firsthand knowledge on how to combine a busy lifestyle with ensuring a healthy diet for her family. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.