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Amy McKenzie, PhD

Director of Clinical Research, Lingo

Dr. Amy McKenzie is the Director of Clinical Research at Lingo. She is an expert in metabolic health, and her mission is to help people be people – not patients − by focusing on ways to improve healthspan and shifting our care systems from sick care to true health care.

 

Amy began her career focused on health and performance in sport, first working clinically as a certified athletic trainer in Division 1 athletics. Later, she earned her PhD from the University of Connecticut, where her research focused on the intersection of nutrition and physiology during exercise or under stressful, extreme, and special conditions to inform optimisation of health and performance.

 

She spent the last near-decade developing the evidence-based care model at Virta Health, a telemedicine clinic focused on reversing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes through nutrition with the help of technology, and conducting research that changed the standards of medical care for people with type 2 diabetes, providing more people with the opportunity to put type 2 diabetes in remission. She also received Young Investigator Awards from the National Lipid Association and American Diabetes Association for her work.

 

Aside from metabolic health, Amy’s passions are her family (including the furry ones) and the mountains. You’ll often find her with her fiancé, Andreas, hiking or skiing in the Alps, taking their cats, Milton and Tux, for a walk in the field, or hosting family and friends in the back yard for a cook out.  

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