In this podcast episode we are discussing the topic of Nutrition and Duchenne with our guest speaker, Dr. Kindann Fawcett, Behavioral Health Scientist, Dietitian and Caregiver to her son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Our conversation with Dr. Kindann Fawcett explores;

  • the importance of healthy nutrition
  • the common nutritional deficits seen in patients
  • the fundamental nutritional elements for those with DMD
  • weight management
  • advocacy for people with Duchenne

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Podcast Speaker Panel

Dr. Kindann Fawcett I President and CEO of The Dietitian Doctor, LLC


Dr. Kindann Fawcett is a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Community Health Promotion, and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Health Science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Dr. Kindann Fawcett is also the President and CEO of The Dietitian Doctor, LLC, a dietetic firm specializing in the nutrition, health, and well-being of individuals and organizations. 

Dr. Fawcett completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Pediatrics focusing on neuromuscular diseases and nutrition. This has led her to advocate and work with those affected with rare diseases while creating a collaborative multidisciplinary environment that integrates academics, research, and clinical practice. 

Her extensive experiences include development, design, and implementation of individual nutrition, health, and wellness initiatives, as well as worksite wellness programs.

She is a mother of 3 children, one of whom has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Jonathan Blaize, Ph.D., BCMAS I PTC Therapeutics

Jonathan Blaize

Jonathan Blaize received his PhD in Neuroscience from the City University of New York before joining the faculty at Wagner College where he earned tenure and rank of Associate Professor. A learner by nature, Jon studied the molecular underpinnings of vision and neural inhibition, epigenetic remodeling, and phthalate driven endocrine disruption during his academic tenue.  Jon taught more than 20 different classes, developed new courses and designed curricula while also serving as Co-Director of Pre-Professional Programs, Physician’s Assistant Advisor, Grants Coordinator, and curriculum assessment consultant, to name a few.   Having focused on translational research throughout his career, and with a desire to engage the rare disease community while leveraging his vast experience in education, Jon pursued board certification in Medical Affairs and transitioned to the role of Medical Science Liaison at PTC Therapeutics in December of 2021. Jon remains passionate about patient care, disease state awareness, education access and research advancement and is thrilled to provide a platform for patients, care providers and scientists to share their experiences and knowledge on the Take-On Duchenne North American Podcast.

US-EMF-0430 I Date of preparation: November 2023

PTC Therapeutics has provided financial compensation to Dr. Fawcett for the time to conduct this interview.

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