Ali Webster, PhD, RD
Director, Research and Nutrition Communications
In her role as Director, Research and Nutrition Communications, Ali Webster, PhD, RD, is responsible for developing and coordinating IFIC’s consumer research efforts as well as nutrition science-focused communication programs. In 2017, Ali joined IFIC from the University of Minnesota, where she conducted research on the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and worked as a Registered Dietitian counseling patients with gastrointestinal conditions. She has also served as a Science Policy Fellow for the American Society for Nutrition from 2016-2017 and in 2015 was the recipient of IFIC’s Sylvia Rowe Fellowship.
Ali is very active in the nutrition science community and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), where she serves on the ASN Public Information Committee. She holds a PhD in Nutrition and a BS in Nutrition Science, both from the University of Minnesota, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. With her background in nutrition research and clinical care, experience in public policy, and passion for communication, her goal is to effectively understand and meet the needs of a diverse array of audiences. In her spare time, you can find Ali at the gym, trying out a new restaurant and spending time with her husband and their baby boy.