Annie Koempel PhD, RD, LD is an anthropologist and Registered Dietitian. Her research interests are ever expanding within the fields of medicine, health, and nutrition. She joined the ABFM research team in November 2022 and looks forward to providing qualitative research expertise on a variety of projects.

Annie received her BA in History and Anthropology from West Chester University, BS in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, MA in Applied Anthropology, and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and dog and enjoys spending time with the people (and animals) she loves, as well as gardening, knitting, and reading.