C R E D E N T I A L S

Areas of Expertise
Graduate-level Courses Completed
  • Nutritional Biochemistry

  • Principles of Functional Medicine

  • Botanical Medicine

  • Whole Foods Nutrition and Supplementation

  • Evidence-Based Nutrition

  • Gastrointestinal Imbalances

  • Detoxification and Biotransformation Pathways and Imbalances

  • Immune Imbalances and Inflammation

  • Functional Medicine for Autoimmune Disease

  • Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

  • Oxidative and Reductive Dynamics

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practices Module – Detoxification

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practices Module – Immune

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practices Module – Hormones

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practices Module – Gastrointestinal

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practices Module – Energy

Collegiate-level Courses Completed
  • Gross Anatomy and Structural Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular biology and lab
  • Organismal Biology and lab
  • Microbiology and lab
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Prokaryotic Cell Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamental Genetics
  • Physics I and II with labs
  • Statistics for Scientists
  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with labs
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with labs
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I and II
  • Advanced Human Physiology I and II
  • Advanced Calculus I and II
  • Human Health and Global Environmental Change
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • The Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Culture, Health, and Illness
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • The History of Medicine
  • The History of Sexuality
  • Topics in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Degrees and Titles
-Senior Researcher and Staff Writer at GreenMedInfo.com, the world's most widely referenced, evidence-based natural medical resource
-Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine degree candidate
-Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, with High Honor (top 6% of class)
-Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with High Honor (top 6% of class)
-Interdisciplinary Minor in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society
-Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Promotion
Honors and Awards
-Honors College graduate - admission reserved for top 5% of class and entails completion of 10 advanced Honors courses or honors-caliber study projects in addition to standard curricular requirements
-Graduate of Lyman Briggs College, specialized rigorous humanities-science college within the university
-Four year Dean's List recipient
-Undergraduate teaching assistant for undergraduate Human Gross Anatomy and Structural Biology
-Recipient of three merit-based scholarships to naturopathic medical schools and undergraduate presidential scholarship recipient, but opted for other programs
-Certificate of Achievement, EdX, Harvard University: Human Health and Global Environmental Change
-Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, Coursera, Wesleyan University: Social Psychology
-Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, Coursera, University of Copenhagen: An Introduction to Global Health
-Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, Coursera, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: A Brief History of Humankind
Professional Research Experience
-Senior Honors Thesis dissertation and defense on mechanics of long-term episodic memory and effect of verbal versus visual cue presentation on accuracy of memory recall
-Formal undergraduate research assistantship in cognitive psychology - administered experiments and analyzed data for a study on perception, selective attention, and the cognitive mechanisms governing routine human behavior, response latencies, and action patterns for a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology
-Post-graduate research assistantship in medical anthropology for the prestigious Wenner-Gren grant - performed literature surveys, cross-discipline annotated bliographies, and literature reviews on the use of prescription stimulants as a form of cosmetic neurology, the codes of ethics and moral economies dictating their illicit use, the stakeholders invested in the recreational stimulant economy, and the trajectory of American culture and higher education towards pharmaceuticalization
IFM Certification Process
-Institute for Functional Medicine Immune Advanced Practice Module Completion
-Institute for Functional Medicine Detoxification Advanced Practice Module Completion
-Institute for Functional Medicine Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module Completion
-Institute for Functional Medicine Hormone Advanced Practice Module Completion
-Institute for Functional Medicine Energy Advanced Practice Module Completion

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