Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., is a nutrition and fitness expert who has been in private practice for more than 17 years. As a trusted partner who works closely with clients and their physicians, she specializes in medical nutrition-related issues, including diabetes and endocrinology, heart disease, weight management, cancer, pregnancy, infertility, PCOS, and exercise nutrition. Susan works with children, adolescents and adults.
Before establishing her own consultancy, Susan worked at UCLA as both a medical and kidney dietitian.
Susan has consulted for UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Extension, the Beverly Hills Country Club, Sebastian International, and Procter & Gamble. She has written and contributed to multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, UCLA Medicine, Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists SCAN publication, Best Life, Men’s Health, Message Magazine, Diabetes Forecast and Diabetes Health.
As a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Susan advocates a client-directed counseling style for eliciting behavior change. This approach helps clients explore and resolve ambivalence.
Susan is a member of the American Dietetic Association and participates in subgroups of the ADA for Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists, Nutrition in Complementary Care, and Diabetes Care and Education. She is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association. Susan is also a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Susan received her B.S. in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics from UC Berkeley and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine from California State University, Hayward. She is certified as an Exercise Test Technologist from the American College of Sports Medicine.
She is from New Jersey and grew up in Northern California before moving to Los Angeles to work at UCLA Medical Center. She resides in Santa Monica with her husband Jeffrey. Susan’s passion is finding reasonable lifestyle solutions to assist others in having health and happiness.