Biography: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
  • Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University
  • State College, PA
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is Evan Pugh University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kris-Etherton has served on national committees that have issued dietary guidelines (2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2002 National Academies Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Macronutrients and Cholesterol, and National Lipid Association’s recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia).
Dr. Kris-Etherton is Past Chair of the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, and the AHA Nutrition Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, National Lipid Association (served as President), and American Society for Nutrition.