Robyn Blackford, RD, LDN

Robyn Blackford, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Language: English

About Me

Specialties include nutrition for epilepsy, classic ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and modified ketogenic diet.

Clinical Interests: Ketogenic therapies for those with various genetic disorders and intractable epilepsies, and training and mentoring health professionals about ketogenic therapies

Education & Training

Education: Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington IN; Dietetic Internship, Ball State University, Muncie IN

Research

Research Interests: Ketogenic Diet

Publications:

  • The ketogenic diet in children 3 years of age or younger: a 10-year single-center experience. Kim SH, Shaw A, Blackford R, Lowman W, Laux LC, Millichap JJ, Nordli DR Jr. Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 19;9(1):8736. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45147-6.
    PMID: 31217425
  • Gut Microbiota, the Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy. Spinelli E, Blackford R.
    Pediatr Neurol Briefs. 2018 Sep 21;32:10. doi: 10.15844/pedneurbriefs-32-10.
    PMID: 30275670
  • Optimal clinical management of children receiving dietary therapies for epilepsy: Updated recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group. Kossoff EH, Zupec-Kania BA, Auvin S, Ballaban-Gil KR, Christina Bergqvist AG, Blackford R, Buchhalter JR, Caraballo RH, Cross JH, Dahlin MG, Donner EJ, Guzel O, Jehle RS, Klepper J, Kang HC, Lambrechts DA, Liu YMC, Nathan JK, Nordli DR Jr, Pfeifer HH, Rho JM, Scheffer IE, Sharma S, Stafstrom CE, Thiele EA, Turner Z, Vaccarezza MM, van der Louw EJTM, Veggiotti P, Wheless JW, Wirrell EC; Charlie Foundation; Matthew's Friends; Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society.
    Epilepsia Open. 2018 May 21;3(2):175-192. doi: 10.1002/epi4.12225. eCollection 2018 Jun.
    PMID: 29881797
  • The ketogenic diet in Dravet syndrome. Laux L, Blackford R.
    J Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;28(8):1041-4. doi: 10.1177/0883073813487599. Epub 2013 May 7. Review.
    PMID: 23653425
  • Optimal clinical management of children receiving the ketogenic diet: recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group.
    Kossoff EH, Zupec-Kania BA, Amark PE, Ballaban-Gil KR, Christina Bergqvist AG, Blackford R, Buchhalter JR, Caraballo RH, Helen Cross J, Dahlin MG, Donner EJ, Klepper J, Jehle RS, Kim HD, Christiana Liu YM, Nation J, Nordli DR Jr, Pfeifer HH, Rho JM, Stafstrom CE, Thiele EA, Turner Z, Wirrell EC, Wheless JW, Veggiotti P, Vining EP; Charlie Foundation, Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society; Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society; International Ketogenic Diet Study Group. Epilepsia. 2009 Feb;50(2):304-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01765.x. Epub 2008 Sep 23.
    PMID: 18823325
  • When do seizures usually improve with the ketogenic diet?
    Kossoff EH, Laux LC, Blackford R, Morrison PF, Pyzik PL, Hamdy RM, Turner Z, Nordli DR Jr. Epilepsia. 2008 Feb;49(2):329-33. Epub 2007 Nov 19.
    PMID: 18028405

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