Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD Carolyn Williams, Ph.D., RD, is a 2017 James Beard Journalism Award winner and a leading culinary nutrition expert who has developed a knack for breaking down complex science into simple, concise bits of information and tips. She writes for a variety of online and print publications on nutrition and health topics ranging from inflammation, current diet and food trends, and the impact diet has on mental health. Carolyn is considered a leading nutrition expert on chronic inflammation and has two anti-inflammatory cookbooks. She also co-hosts the Happy Eating podcast which explores the connection between diet, lifestyle and mental wellness. Carolyn graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition. She later earned a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and a Doctorate in Health Education. Her dissertation research examined how the eating habits and nutritional intake of adults changed with the birth of a first child. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.