Benefit from my exceptional training and experience
I’ve been assisting Bredesen-trained integrative, functional, and naturopathic doctors by coaching their prevention and ReCODE™ patients since January 2018. My ongoing clinical experience with patients who successfully reverse subjective/mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease continues to develop my knowledge and skills.
Having attained the highest current level of training in the Bredesen Protocol offered by Apollo Health, I’m am ReCODE 2.0 Certified.
Prior to that, I completed “Reversing Cognitive Decline Advanced Clinical Training” in the scientific, medical, and lifestyle underpinnings of all aspects of the Bredesen Protocol™ taught by Dr. Dale Bredesen and his colleagues from the Institute for Functional Medicine [IFM]. I’m listed as a Bredesen-trained practitioner for subscribers of the PreCODE™ and ReCODE™ programs from Apollo Health. My brain health training continues with monthly practitioner updates and my review of important relevant research publications.
I have MoCA Certification for administering and scoring the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, one of the assessments of Dr. Bredesen’s “cognoscopy”. In addition, I’ve completed the Weill Cornell Medicine lessons in “The Clinical Practice of Alzheimer’s Prevention” to enrich my brain health coaching expertise.
As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach [FMCHC], I’ve completed a year-long education in the principles of functional medicine, positive psychology and mind-body medicine from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. My FMCHC certification means that I’ve demonstrated aptitude in coaching lifestyle medicine.
I’ve earned National Board Certification in Health & Wellness Coaching [NBC-HWC], assurance that I’ve passed the U.S. national standard for health coaching along with continuing education for a high level of coaching practice. I continually develop my knowledge base by attending scientific conferences as well as my coaching craft through more than 36 hours of continuing education every three years, including “Nudge Tactics for Health Coaching” and group coaching training from the Elias Institute of Professional Coaching..
My post-graduate coursework at the University of California, San Diego [UCSD] included classes in Clinical Nutrition, Exercise Science, Evolution of the Human Diet, Metabolic Biochemistry, and Health Behavior Change. I’ve also supplemented my education with training from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Kresser Institute.
My brain health coaching is informed by my strong foundation in science and human physiology. After earning my B.Sc. in Biology from University of California Los Angeles [UCLA], I worked for 13 years as a Cell Biology Research Associate and Laboratory Manager, first at UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology, and subsequently at UCSD Department of Bioengineering..