Kathy McManus, MS, RDN, LDN is the director of the department of nutrition at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and the director of nutrition services at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In addition she is the director of nutrition and behavior modification programs for the Program for Weight Management at the Brigham. Kathy has been involved with a number of research trials during her years at the Brigham and served as a co-investigator on an NIH funded obesity study, POUNDS (Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies) Lost, in addition to serving as the director of the nutrition program for the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) study, a cholesterol lowering trial involving 82 sites and more than 4000 patients in both Canada and the U.S.  Kathy has presented nationally and internationally including in China, Japan, Crete, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Jordan and Rwanda. She has numerous publications and book chapters including co-authoring a chapter in the 2013 edition of Cardiovascular Therapeutics and was a co-author on an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine for her work on the Pounds Lost Study. Kathy currently writes a monthly nutrition blog for Harvard Health Blog. She serves on a number of leadership committees, including the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Women’s Health Center’s Medical Leadership Committee, the Diabetes Clinical Steering Committee, the Obesity Research Committee and co-chairs the hospital’s Nutrition Committee.  Kathy is a member of the Quality Improvement and Operations Committee on Transplantation, the Patient Care Services Director’s Committee, and the Brigham and Women’s Wellness Committee. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Heart Association. (Boston, MA)