Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA, is a clinical scientist for Midwest Biomedical Research and adjunct faculty in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences (KDHS) at Idaho State University. Dr. Kirkpatrick teaches the course, “Evidence-based Lipid Practice,” to KDHS students to promote an interdisciplinary approach to evidence-based lipid management. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Dr. Kirkpatrick specializes in cardiovascular nutrition. As a clinical lipid specialist and a member of the National Lipid Association (NLA), she has contributed to many NLA projects and also holds several NLA leadership positions. Dr. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Expert Panel of the nutrition section of the NLA Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia – Part 2 published in December 2015 and was co-chair for Nutrition Interventions for Adults with Dyslipidemia – an NLA Clinical Perspective. Dr. Kirkpatrick is also involved in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as the chair of the Evidence Analysis Library Saturated Fat Workgroup, which evaluated the current scientific evidence for the effects of saturated fat on cardiometabolic risk factors and cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Kirkpatrick earned a PhD in Health Education from the University of Idaho and an MPH from Idaho State University.