Bridget Cassady, PhD, RDN is a doctorate-level research scientist and registered dietitian nutritionist at Abbott. She supports the global adult therapeutic nutrition business with an emphasis on critical care, ICU, and surgical patients.
Prior to joining Abbott, Bridget worked in various roles in the global food and healthcare industry and brings a decade’s worth of experience in research and development to her current role. She is passionate about improving the standard of care in the aging population and works to highlight the importance of nutrition for older adults. Her expertise includes adult medical nutrition therapy, biochemistry and physiology, aging, and cognitive sciences. She is the author of several scientific publications and book chapters.
Bridget graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University in Cell and Molecular Biology. She earned her PhD through the Interdepartmental Nutrition Program and Ingestive Behaviors Research Center at Purdue University. Bridget completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University.