Executive Director

Celiac Disease Program

Locations

Friendship Heights Outpatient Center

Vanessa Weisbrod is the executive director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital. In this role, she is tasked with developing innovative approaches to education that methodically allow families to successfully adapt to the gluten-free diet. Some examples include producing a series of cooking and nutrition videos, hosting a bi-monthly podcast and managing live and web-based educational forums.

The author of four gluten-free cookbooks, she is committed to making the gluten-free lifestyle easier for families around the world. Ms. Weisbrod has appeared on numerous national television shows as a gluten-free food and celiac disease expert and has been interviewed by leading publications including U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and The Washington Post.

Ms. Weisbrod earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the George Washington University and a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Culinary Education. She is a board-certified nutritionist and holds additional certificates in the practical applications of food allergy guidelines and nutritional analysis for federal school breakfast and lunch programs.