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 her M.D. at the University of Illinois in 2024.

Lucy is also the founder, chief scientific researcher, and author of NextGen Medicine, a website dedicated to evidence-based information about gut and skin health, nutrition, the microbiome, and exercise science. She takes an individualized, integrative approach and regularly consults with clients with gastrointestinal and dermatological conditions.

Lucy has authored seven peer-reviewed publications, including a highly cited review article on exercise and the gut microbiome. She is currently involved with ongoing research at the University of Illinois to determine the effects of the autoimmune protocol diet on the gut microbiome and intestinal barrier function in eczema and psoriasis, and to examine the effects of exercise training on the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease.

Lucy regularly presents her research at national and international conferences. She was named an Emerging Leader in Nutrition Science by the American Society for Nutrition in 2017 and received the Young Scientist Award at the International Probiotics Conference in 2019. Lucy is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and American Physician Scientists Association, and js a student fellow of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics.

Lucy has been a member of the Chris Kresser LLC research team for four years and currently serves as Senior Research Associate for Kresser Institute.

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