Dr. Samara Sterling joined The Peanut Institute in May 2018 with specialties in nutrition science and clinical leadership and expertise in the use of plant-based nutrition for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In her current role, she manages the research funded by The Peanut Institute and industry partners. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree from Andrews University and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Prior to joining The Peanut Institute, Dr. Sterling worked as a researcher on a National Cancer Institute study where she studied the effects of nut consumption on health outcomes in a rural community. She has also served as a nutrition consultant for various community-based research projects in Alabama.
Active in the research community, she is a reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Disease Journal, as well as the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. She also enjoys being involved in her church and local community, having served as both a missionary for the STRIDE missionary group and a Health and Wellness Director for the Birmingham International SDA Church.
During this episode, Dr Sterling and I discuss plant-based diets and how eating peanuts can help entrepreneurs and busy people stay healthy under pressure.
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