Meet Dr. Lauren

Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and culinary medicine specialist on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. She makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, online cooking school, and debut book, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional.”

Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Dr. Lauren graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in business administration. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and went on to complete her family medicine residency at Halifax Health in Daytona, FL, where she was bestowed the prestige of Chief Resident.

During the time of her residency, Dr. Lauren’s father endured a stroke that his doctors attributed to a poor diet, high cholesterol and diabetes. It was then that she understood her personal responsibility to help him and others take control of their health and improve their relationship with food. Subsequently, Dr. Lauren went on to receive specialized training in culinary medicine, nutrition, and culinary art.

Now, Dr. Lauren travels the U.S. speaking to diverse audiences about disease prevention and the healing properties in food. She earned the title, “The Culinary Doctor” by means of her insightful, high-energy presentations that offer just as much entertainment as practical health knowledge. Dr. Lauren is a mainstream and social media personality that has been featured on Fox 2 News Detroit as well as on The DoctorGoals Podcast and the Melan-In-White Coats Podcast.

Aside from her professional endeavors, Dr. Lauren has a heart for seeing minority females dominate in male-driven industries. She co-founded a not-for-profit organization, Young Lady Watching, to empower and encourage young minority females to pursue careers in healthcare. She is also working on her own line of products, including a homemade marinara sauce.

Dr. Lauren resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband.

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