Norah Ismail, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian at the Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center. Ismail received her bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics and master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons University in Boston, MA. She completed her dietetic internships at several facilities in Massachusetts as well as at Lifespan’s Lifestyle Medicine Center. Ismail is a certified diabetes care and education specialist, and an adjunct professor at Simmons University.
Having completed her graduate degree with an emphasis in research, Ismail bridges evidence-based science with cultural competence and holistic lifestyle approaches to health. For Ismail, this means nutrition is multi-faceted; as a dietitian, she approaches health through the lens of food, physical activity, sleep, and mental health. She has authored a fact sheet for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "Fueling the Athlete During Ramadan," and a virtual session, "Nourishing Your Physical and Spiritual Health in Ramadan."
Ismail is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Research Dietetic Practice Group, the Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, and the Religion Member Interest Group.
Her clinical interests include sports nutrition, intuitive eating, gut health and gastrointestinal diseases, endocrine diseases, and cardiovascular disease.
Ismail is fluent in Arabic and understands conversational Spanish.