Rosemary Lopez, MS, RDN, CDN
Rosemary is a first-generation Mexican-American born and raised in New York City. She is a Registered and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist who received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science in Nutrition from the City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman College. She completed her Dietetic Internship at CUNY Lehman College with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration.
She is a plant-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the innovative and expanding Lifestyle Medicine Program throughout the NYC Health + Hospitals (NYCHCC). Previously, she briefly worked as an inpatient Clinical Dietitian at NYC HHC/Jacobi Medical Center, then moved to the outpatient setting NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Center for Obesity & Weight Management. She specialized in weight loss surgery and assisting patients with conditions related to obesity, such as pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Rosemary has been an active member of Latinos and Hispanics in the Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN), initially joining as a student member and currently serving as a voting member of the Executive Committee. She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion within the nutrition profession, advocates for cultural sensitivity in nutrition programs, works with multicultural communities, and is committed to sharing evidence-based nutritional information using a customized, culturally sensitive approach with her patients. Her other interests include animal welfare, planetary health, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.
In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys traveling, watching documentaries, listening to jazz music, and spending time with her partner, rescued kitten, twin sister, and family.