Annabel Biruete

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

Adjunct Faculty IU School of Medicine- Division of Nephrology

Areas of Expertise

  • Renal Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, Mineral and Bone Disorder, Nutrition Education in Hispanic/LatinX, Nutrition and Dietetics

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Nutrition Science Research Area(s)

  • Metabolism and Obesity
  • Minerals, Vitamin D and Bone Health
  • Food, Ingestive Behavior and Population Nutrition


Dr. Biruete is an Assistant Professor and Registered Dietitian in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her broad clinical interest is nutrition in kidney diseases. Dr. Biruete’s research aims to study the effects of nutritional and pharmacological therapies for chronic kidney disease on the gastrointestinal tract and gut microbiome. Additionally, Dr. Biruete is interested in improving outcomes in the Hispanic/LatinX community living with chronic kidney disease, primarily targeting nutritional interventions using language- and culturally-concordant lifestyle educational materials.


  • BSc, 2011, Escuela de Dietética y Nutrición
  • PhD, 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • RD, 2018, Ball State University
  • Postdoc, 2021, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Selected Honors/Awards

  • Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology - 2022
  • Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation - 2022
  • David B. Burr Fellow in Musculoskeletal Research - 2019