Joseph Gonzales, R.D.
Joseph Gonzales, R.D., is a staff dietician for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organiza¬tion dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especially better nutrition, and higher standards in research.
As staff dietician, Mr. Gonzales conducts clinical research studies in weight loss, diabetes reversal, and pain management. Mr. Gonzales guides study participants through dietary changes, tracks progress, and offers support by hosting grocery store tours, providing cooking demos, and creating personalized meal plans. Mr. Gonzales conducts lectures at hospitals and universities as well as national conferences, including the Washington State Dietetic Association, the National Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and the North American Vegetarian Society, among others. On behalf of the Physicians Committee, Mr. Gonzales also provides dietary guidance to employees in corporate wellness programs at PEPCO and GEICO.
In addition to reviewing the latest medical research in nutrition and public health, Mr. Gonzales directs public health awareness campaigns by conducting on-the-field research regarding food safety and contamination.
In conjunction with the Physicians Committee, Mr. Gonzales spearheaded Food for Life, a program designed to promote cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer.
His background includes developing and monitoring nutrition care plans for a variety of health organizations, including Image Reborn, a retreat center for women diagnosed with breast cancer. At Image Reborn, Mr. Gonzales assisted in preparing meals and discussing plant-based diets for cancer survival. He also volunteered with a diabetes lifestyle intervention program at the Diabetes Wellness Center in the Marshall Islands. In this program, he conducted cooking demonstrations, developed healthful standardized recipes, administered and evaluated blood glucose screenings, and helped people with diabetes understand the correlation between diet and diabetes.
Mr. Gonzales earned his Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition at Bastyr University and completed his supervised dietetic internship through the Coordinated Program of Dietetics at Washington State University.