Rovenia Brock PhD
Rovenia M. Brock, MS, PhD is an award-winning health journalist and TV personality known for her easy-to-apply diet, fitness, and health advice for women and families. Her latest book, Dr. Ro’s Final 15: Eat 15 Servings, Lose 15 Pounds at a Time is due out by the end of 2016.
Dr. Ro has been a leading nutrition coach for over two decades, and named by More and Shop Smart magazines as one of the nation’s top five nutritionists. She penned a health Column America’s Nutrition Coach, for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which was distributed to 200 African American newspapers nationwide. Dr. Ro has served as the resident nutritionist and blogger for iVillage.com, the leading online health source for women and families, and is on the Ebony Power 100 List of the Most Influential African Americans in the U.S. (2010 and 2011). She is the Dr. Oz Show Nutrition Coach who helped over a half-million Americans lose more than 5 million pounds and serves on the medical advisory board for the Dr. Oz Show.
Having lost her mother to stomach cancer at age 9, Dr. Ro has researched and written extensively about ways to break bad health habits—from eating high-calorie comfort foods and resisting exercise to giving up on health goals and taking on the negativity of saboteurs.
Dr. Ro has contributed to national news outlets such as NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, HLN, and National Public Radio, where she also had a weekly segment. As the go-to nutrition coach to real people and celebrities nationwide, Dr. Ro has been featured in O Magazine, Quick & Simple, Self, Ebony, Essence and numerous national publications. Her book is recommended by USA Today & New York Daily News as a “must-have” to slim down.