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Karen L. Lindsay is a licensed UCI Health registered dietitian who specializes in holistic approaches to nutrition and health in women and children.

Karen L. Lindsay, RD, PhD


Registered Dietitian, Integrative Medicine

Clinical Interests

women's health, maternal and child nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nutrition counseling, nutrition for mental health, weight management

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Medical Services
  • English
Grad School
University College, Dublin — PhD
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Early Career Chair — Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute
More Information

Karen L. Lindsay is a licensed UCI Health registered dietitian with the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. She specializes in holistic approaches to nutrition and health, especially for women before, during and after pregnancy.

Additional clinical interests include gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases,nutrition for mental health and weight management.

Lindsay earned a doctor of philosophy degree in maternal nutrition in pregnancy at University College Dublin in Ireland, where she also completed postdoctoral research on healthy diet, lifestyle interventions and support for overweight and obese pregnant women using a smartphone application. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, studying nutrition and metabolic stress interactions in pregnancy and the association with pregnancy outcomes, infant weight and risk for future obesity.

Her research interests include human nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and public health nutrition in pregnancy, as well as behavioral psychology, developmental programming and childhood obesity.

Lindsay sees patients in Irvine and Newport Beach.

UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute
856 Health Sciences Road
Suite 2600
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-7000
UCI Health — Newport Beach
2161 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-386-5700
Fax: 833-623-5063