About the Author


Lalita Kaul, Ph.D, RDN, LDN

Dr. Kaul received her PhD from the University of Maryland. She is the Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Howard University (HU), Washington, DC. Dr. Kaul teaches medical students, residents and other health professionals. Her area of expertise includes hypertension, overweight, obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, vegetarianism, and general nutrition. In addition, she has taught nutrition in several settings and has provided leadership for National and International conferences.

She is the past Director of the Howard University Hospital Bariatric Clinic and has published over 40 papers. She is a member of Sigma XI, American Dietetic Association (ADA), NY Academy of Science, American Institute of Nutrition, American Institute of Clinical Nutrition, North American Association for the Study of Obesity and American Diabetes Association. She is listed and has published articles in the “Who’s Who in Diabetes Treatment, Education and Research” journal. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. She has received several grants for nutritional studies. She has also conducted workshops on obesity for lay people.

Dr. Kaul is a National Spokesperson for The American Dietetic Association. She has been interviewed by news media about ADA’s position on various diets and nutritional issues. Recently, she was interviewed by the Washington Post about Chocolates and the importance of breakfast. She was also interviewed by the Washington Times about soft drinks in the schools. Recently, she has published a book on obesity, “Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesity.”

In the past, Dr. Kaul has worked in the White House Health Care Information Center and Presidential Correspondence Analysis. She was also a consultant at National Institutes of Health. She was a pioneer in incorporating nutrition education in the medical curriculum at Howard University. She also developed a program for primary care physicians.

Dr. Kaul is President of the Janki Ganju Educational Foundation in Rockville, Md.