Laura Kerns, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, FAND
Senior Clinical Dietician
Laura Kerns is a Senior Clinical Dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She has spent almost ten years working exclusively in oncology and joined the Ochsner team in December 2019. Her current areas of focus are head and neck cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma, weight management, survivorship, integrative medicine, and social determinants of health. Laura was one of the recipients of the Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award for her work in malnutrition. She was also named a New Orleans HealthCare Hero in 2019 for her work in food insecurity. Additionally, she is involved in clinical research using diet interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma, head and neck cancers, and breast cancer.