Kristi Cheng is a dietitian who cares for adults with cystic fibrosis and for patients undergoing lung, heart, liver or kidney transplantation. Rather than focusing on foods to remove from someone's diet, she helps patients determine which foods they can eat, in accordance with their medical conditions.
In addition to working with patients, Cheng is involved in nutrition education. She helps train dietetic interns and educates other UCSF health care providers and community members on nutrition topics.
After earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego, Cheng earned a master of public health degree in nutrition at Loma Linda University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Outside of work, Cheng enjoys learning new languages, kickboxing and listening to music.
Loma Linda University, MPH, Nutrition, 2017