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Ragen Chastain      

Speaker, Writer, Researcher & Board Certified Patient Advocate

Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Chastain has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, conference, and college audiences from Kaiser Permanente and Planned Parenthood, to Amazon and Google, to Dartmouth, Cal Tech and the MEDA Conference.

Author of the “Weight and Healthcare” newsletter, the book “Fat: The Owner's Manual,” co-author of the “Health at Every Size Health Sheets,” and editor of the anthology “The Politics of Size,” Chastain is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film.

In her free time, Chastain is a national dance champion, triathlete, and marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon. Chastain lives in LA with her fiancée Julianne and their adorable dog.

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