ACHS Staff

Dr. Patricia Kaufman, PhD, LDN, CNS, MS, MBA

Dr. Kaufman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Patricia Kaufman is an assistant professor at American College of Health Sciences and an adjunct faculty member at Sonoran University and National University of Natural Medicine. In addition to teaching, she owns a private nutrition practice that is focused on helping individuals with chronic conditions and those striving to improve their athletic performance.

Dr. Kaufman has a Ph.D. in Human Health and Performance, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®️), and a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) in Illinois, Florida, and Maryland. Dr. Kaufman dissertation was focused on dietary adherences in adults with type 2 diabetes. She is currently working on several research papers, including a case report on the use of prebiotics and probiotics in cancer and two systematic reviews regarding chronic conditions.

Dr. Kaufman instructs various courses including Integrative Nutrition, Functional and Clinical Assessment, Functional Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Nutritional Intervention for Chronic Diseases, Evidence Informed Practices, Sports Nutrition, and Micro and Macronutrients. Dr. Kaufman is also an approved CNS supervisor and the faculty mentor of the Research Journal Club.

Dr. Kaufman is a true believer in supporting her community by providing supporting the Harvest Food Sharing program, conducting various seminars on nutrition for high school athletes and grade schoolgirls on body image, and volunteering as an educator for the Fit and Food Connection, a non-profit organization providing one-on-one nutrition consultation to adults.


Concordia University Chicago – PhD in Human Health and Performance
University of Western States – M.S. in Functional Nutrition
Marquette University – MBA
Marquette University – BS Mechanical Engineering



Dissertation in ProQuest – How Dietary Knowledge, Motivation, Competency and Clinical Support Relate to Dietary Adherence in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
Professional Associations:
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Certified Nutritionist Specialist (CNS)
American Nutrition Association (ANA)
Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)