To maintain highest stardarts of education, AAFH presenters must have the following qualifications:
Liz Lipski | PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP, BCHN, LDN
Professor Liz Lipski is an author, researcher, and a clinician with 30 years’ experience in field of digestion related conditions and clinical nutrition. She received her PhD in Clinical Nutrition programs in faculty for our Functional Medicine Training Certification, The Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She is also on the advisory boards for the Accreditation Council for professional Nutrition Education (ACNPE), the American Nutrition Association, the Certified International Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance.
David Musnick | MD
David Musnick, MD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine and is certified in Functional Medicine. He has been in practice for 29 years and has practiced Functional Medicine for 24 years. Dr. Musnick gives lectures on many topics in Functional Medicine. He has created and lectured on A Functional Medicine Approach to Healing Concussion. He has written numerous book chapters on Osteoarthritis. He has extensive experience in taking care of patients with Concussion, Mild Traumatic Brain injury and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Tal Cohen | DAOM, MS-HNFM
Tal Cohen, DAOM, MS-HNFM is an author, presenter and a healthcare provider with 16 years of clinical experience. He is the author of several books and patient guides, including “Treating Pain and Inflammation with Functional Medicine: The Complete Clinical Guide” and “The Complete Guide to Removing Toxins & Improving Your Health.” Tal completed and holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Jonathan Nadal | ND, MSAOM
Dr. Jonathan Nadal earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. Dr. Nadal specializes in integrative medicine and advanced lab testing for the treatment of chronic and inflammatory conditions.
Brandy Cohen | MSAOM
Brandy completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with specific interests in clinical Transpersonal Psychology and the integration of eastern and western religions that utilize mindful, body-centered, experiential practices and self-transcendent aspects into psychotherapies. After her bachelor degree, Brandy completed a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Jessica Knese | MS, CNS
Jess graduated from University of Colorado with dual degrees in Integrative Physiology and Psychology. She decided to pursue a graduate degree in nutrition after working with a Primary Care Provider who implemented nutrition into her practice. She graduated with her MS in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and has completed the requirements for her Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) certification.
Heather Zwickey | PhD
Heather Zwickey, PhD is a researcher and professor of immunology. She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale School of Medicine, and established the Helfgott Research Institute for research in integrative medicine.
Michelle Leary-Chang | NMD, IFMCP
Dr. Michelle Leary-Chang is a researcher, presenter and a Functional Medicine Physician practicing general primary care and specialty men’s and women’s health. She completed training at the Institute of Women’s Health, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and the institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) in areas of fertility, hormone management for men and women, anti-aging medicine, and metabolic weight-loss.
Lauren Deville | ND
Dr. Lauren Deville received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She is the author of The Holistic Gut Prescription and How to Be Healthy: Body, Mind, and Spirit, and the host of the weekly podcast Christian Natural Health.