Areas of Expertise:
- Eating Disorders/Nutritional Psychotherapy
- Food Allergies
- Food Labels, Label Reading
- Legislation and Policy Issues
- Natural and Organically Grown Foods
Allen has a medical nutrition therapy private practice and is a nutrition instructor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Germanna Community College. Active in public policy, she served as nutrition advisor to the Virginia Governor's Health Reform Commission workgroup from 2006 to 2007 and was appointed to the Virginia Governor's Pediatric Nutrition Health Council in 2015. Allen is also a member of U.S. Rep. Robert Wittman's (Va.) Health Advisory Council. Allen graduated from the University of Illinois and earned a master’s degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.