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Advisory Board

Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. He was also an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. In the fall of 2016, he…

Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, Katie, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Tracey O’Shea, FNP-C, A-CFHC

Tracey O’Shea is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) who graduated from Samuel Merritt University with a Master’s degree in Nursing. She became board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and was first introduced to Functional Medicine in 2013, when she began her journey through the Institute for Functional Medicine’s certification program. She…

Jody Hereford, M.S., BSN, RN

Jody Hereford, Program Director of the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, is on a mission to create both health and care in healthcare. She has a passion for health and how we design it into our individual lives and within organizations and populations. As a registered nurse, a certified coach, and member of the Motivational…

Tracey Long, MPH, RDN

Tracey is a registered dietitian with specialty certification training in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy and The Bredesen Protocol to End Alzheimer’s. She owns a private practice, Big Picture Health LLC, in Hendersonville, NC, where she sees clients in person and using video and phone consultations. She takes a holistic and individualized approach to…

Lucy Mailing, PhD

Lucy Mailing received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College. Her dissertation research focused on the effects of diet and exercise on the gut microbiome and gut barrier function in states of health and disease. She plans to continue her training and complete…

Robert Abbott, MD

Rob Abbott, M.D. is the medical director for Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his family medicine internship with VCU-Shenandoah Valley in Front Royal, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser…

Kelli Saginak, EdD

Kelli Saginak, EdD, is a life, weight, and functional health coach who helps women learn how to achieve real anxiety relief, weight loss, and wellness through the pillars of functional health, and a Paleo, ancestral lifestyle. Kelli started her coaching practice in 2015 to help women uncover and solve the root cause of their anxiety,…

Laura Beth Schoenfeld, RD, MPH

Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD is a licensed registered dietitian and women’s health expert trained in Functional Medical nutrition therapy. She has been a staff member for Chris Kresser since 2012, and is a former teaching assistant at the Kresser Institute, where she assisted in the creation of educational materials for both the practitioner and health…

Rano Mathew, MD

Rano Matthew, MD, is the medical director of the largest private practice mental health clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is the medical director of a geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit. He has 25 years of traditional training in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

John Svinarich, MD

John Svinarich, MD, studied electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University before attending medical school at Ohio State University. As a cardiologist in the US Army, he developed skills in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is board certified in Medicine, Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. His CV includes 25 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and one currently in press.

Susan Danny, MD, MPH
Susan Denny, MD, MPH

Susan D. Denny, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director and founder of Carolina Total Wellness in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated with a BS in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated from Duke University Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She has a Masters of Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Public Health Leadership.

Scott Solomons, DDS
Scott Solomons, DDS

Scott Solomons, DDS, has been practicing general dentistry at Dental Associates of Connecticut since 1989. He received his DDS at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City, with a concentration in TMJ disorders. He interned with the US Coast Guard in Alameda, California, and then went on to receive a Fellowship in Advanced General Dentistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Michelle Sang, MD, FACOG
Michelle Sang, MD, FACOG

Michelle Sang, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN who has been in clinical practice since 1998. She is native to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but was raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended Harvard – Radcliffe College and received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biology with honors for her undergraduate education. She then returned to Oregon to complete medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and graduated in 1994.

Kerry Everest
Kerry Evers, PhD

Dr. Kerry Evers holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and is adjunct faculty at URI. She is the Co-President & CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., the leading behavior change consulting firm and solutions provider.

Katie Melville
Katie Melville, PhD

Katie Melville earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University, where she studied the mechanisms of bone formation and resorption. In particular, she elucidated the effects of sex hormones and their receptors on bone mass and architecture. She also researched estrogen’s role in the bone’s response to mechanical loading.