Julia Zumpano is a registered dietitian with Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation and the Women's Cardiovascular Center. Her full-time position involves mainly patient counseling for a cardio-protective diet, with focus on cholesterol reduction, controlling hypertension, and weight management. Her approach is unique in the way that she focuses on strategies and behavior modification individualized to each patient’s lifestyle, needs, and readiness to change. Her position also entails involvement in nutrition program development, research projects and studies, patient and employee education, and community outreach. She also practices what she preaches as a certified fitness instructor, leading Cardio-Kickboxing and a variety of other fitness classes at the Employee Fitness Center in the Walker Center. Julia completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Akron and her Dietetic Internship at the Cleveland Clinic with Nutrition Therapy.