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Science Team

David M. Brady,
ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

Chief Medical Officer

Todd LePine, MD

Medical Advisor and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Michael Jurgelewicz,
DC, DACBN, DCBCN

Managing Director,
Clinical Research & Development

Andy Casagranda, CN

Director of Product Development

Gina Fasser

Clinical Product Support
Specialist

Cristiana Paul, MS

Product Development Consultant

Camille Gallinger, CN

Product Education Consultant

Rebecca Murray,
APRN, FNP, MSN, CDE

Practitioner Training Consultant

Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN

Co-founder and President

Linda Lizotte, cofounder of Designs for Health, is a nationally known nutritionist and speaker. As a nutritionist, she maintained a busy private practice for 15 years, successfully counseling thousands of clients and treating a wide range of health issues including obesity, adrenal burnout, blood sugar problems, and toxic metal overload. Linda has been an expert guest on numerous radio and television programs, and has contributed to several health magazines and nutrition books.

David M. Brady,
ND, DC, CCN, DACBN

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. David M. Brady has 25-years of experience as an integrative medicine practitioner and over 21 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic medical physician in Connecticut and Vermont, a board certified clinical nutritionist, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic in 1991. He currently serves as the Vice President for Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Brady is also an expert consultant to the professional nutraceutical & nutritional supplement and clinical medical laboratory industries, serving as Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health, Inc. and Diagnostic Solutions Labs, LLC. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, IHS, AANP and many more. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (edited by Kohlstadt I-Johns Hopkins Univ.), Integrative Gastroenterology (edited by Mullin G-Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine -2nd Ed. (edited by Bralley & Lord). His latest popular book, The Fibro-Fix, was published by Rodale and released July of 2016 and coincided with his hosting of the popular online Fibro-Fix Summit in June of 2016 with over 30,000 attendees. You can learn more at DrDavidBrady.com,FibroFix.com,FibroFixSummit.com.

Gina Fasser

Clinical Product Support
Specialist

Gina Fasser assists healthcare providers with technical aspects and clinical applications of the Designs for Health product line. This includes providing information pertaining to product usage and answering questions about specific ingredients, manufacturing, and protocols. Gina has nearly 20 years of experience in the supplement industry as a Clinical Specialist for a nutritional supplement distribution company, and as a Production Supervisor for an herbal supplement company. Gina is currently attending University of Bridgeport to attain her Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Gina's undergraduate degrees are in Psychology and Sociology from Westfield State University.

Robert J. Nicolosi,
Ph.D., CNS

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Nicolosi is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Nicolosi has held positions and appointments at prestigious institutions including Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, and the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. His major research areas include pharmaceutical and nutraceutical interventions for the treatment and prevention of hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, obesity/diabetes and cancer and nanoemulsion technology as it relates to the delivery of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. He has approximately 200 publications in these areas.

Andy Casagranda, CN

Director of Product Development

Andy Casagranda is a Certified Nutritionist, having completed his training with American Health Science University (formerly N.I.N.E.) in Aurora, Colorado. Andy has over 17 years of experience in the dietary supplement industry.

Todd LePine, MD

Medical Advisor and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician along with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center, Dr. LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, consulting with patients from around the world who were seeking optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and teaches seminars to physicians on the clinical application of advanced nutritional and biochemical laboratory testing. The focus of his practice is helping patients achieve optimal health by restoring balance to nutritional biochemistry in the body while teaching them how to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. His areas of interest within medicine include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, exploration of the human microbiome and its effect in both health and disease, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.To learn more about Dr. Lepine,please visit:www.drlepine.com

Rebecca Murray,
APRN, FNP, MSN, CDE

Practitioner Training Consultant

DAs a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator, Rebecca Murray has over 30 years of experience in the field of diabetes management and the prevention of medical complications associated with diabetes and obesity. She has particular expertise in the area of women's health, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), with the goal of achieving optimal hormonal balance and quality of life. Ms. Murray is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University School of Nursing (adjunct faculty), and speaks nationally on the subject of metabolic syndrome and the chronic health problems associated with obesity and insulin resistance. She also maintains a private practice focusing on the use of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic health problems.

Cristiana Paul, MS

Product Development Consultant

Cristiana Paul is a product development consultant for Designs for Health. Cristiana is relied upon for her contributions to the design and continuous improvement of Designs for Health nutritional supplements, Sitomedica medical foods and support for clinical questions. She provides extensive research reviews for nutritional supplement tech sheets and scientific dossiers for medical foods.


She holds a Masters in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly Pomona in California, and has 17 years of experience in nutrition research and clinical practice. She is a contributor to the 2012 edition of Textbook of Natural Medicine (edited by Joseph Pizzorno). She has written the chapter review on Vitamin K and all of its three forms: K1, K2 and K3 and contributed to the chapter review on Fish oils.

Camille Gallinger, CN

Product Education Consultant

Camille Gallinger is a Certified Nutritionist with post-graduate training in clinical nutrition from American Health Sciences University and the American Association of Nutrition Consultants (AANC). She is also a Certified Herbalist, having studied at the former Center for Herbal Studies in Corvallis, OR. As a member of the Nutrition Support Team, Camille serves as a writer and nutrition health educator, training Designs for Health customer service representatives. She supports comprehensive recovery by sharing her passion for the principles of nutrition through comprehensive functional/metabolic testing and specific supplement recommendations. Camille also maintains a private nutrition counseling practice, educating both patient groups and medical professionals.

Michael Jurgelewicz,
DC, DACBN, DCBCN

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, has been studying nutrition and wellness for the past 10 years. He has a B.S. degree in Health & Wellness, a B.S. degree in Anatomy, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He is also active in continuing education through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. Dr. Jurgelewicz’s academic training and clinical experience in functional medicine position him as an authority in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

Sarah LoBisco, ND

Director of Clinical Education

SARAH LOBISCO, ND, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM). She is licensed in Vermont as a naturopathic doctor and holds a Bachelor of Psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. LoBisco speaks professionally on integrative medical topics, has several journal publications, and is a candidate for postdoctoral certification in functional medicine. She has been involved in natural wellness for over fifteen years and for the past seven years provided wellness consultations at a clinic in Ballston Spa, NY.

Currently, Dr. LoBisco has discontinued her private naturopathic work to take the position of Director of Clinical Education for Designs for Health. Dr. LoBisco has a true love of learning and is an avid researcher. She enjoys writing and sharing her findings in her recent blogs about living holistically in our complex world. Her focus is on functional and naturopathic medicine topics and applications of herbs, supplements, essential oils, and nutraceuticals. Her book, BreakFree Medicine, is set for release this upcoming year.