Jeffrey Bland, PhD, CNS, FACN
It is my belief our country needs a strong, credible nutrition profession. This is what led me to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist in 1993, and then to become a Vice President of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.
As an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years, and I have a strong ability to synthesize complex scientific concepts in a manner that is both personable and accessible. A biochemist by training, I earned dual degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and completed my PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Oregon. I am a Fellow of the both the American College of Nutrition, and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry.
Serving as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in the early 1980’s, I worked directly with two time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. I have also authored many books and peer-reviewed research papers, and release a monthly audio journal, Functional Medicine Update.
With my wife, Susan, we founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease. I was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HealthComm International, a global company that became a leader in the development of medical foods in the 1990s.
In 2000, I served as Chief Science Officer of Metagenics, Inc., and President of MetaProteomics. In 2012, I founded the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform healthcare through the promotion of information, innovation and implementation of personalized lifestyle medicine.
I’m proud to be a CNS and to sit on the BCNS Board of Directors because I know we are changing the face of nutrition practice, and are instrumental in making nutrition the core focus of health care.