ACHS Staff

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

Assistant Professor

Courses taught: DSC 601 and DSC 615

Dr. Patricia Kaufman is an assistant professor at the 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 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, Ohio, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

Dr. Kaufman is involved in several research projects. She is working on several research papers, including case reports and meta-analyses regarding nutrition and the microbiota, and nutrition and chronic conditions and mild traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Kaufman instructs various courses, including Global Health and Nutrition Politics and Policies, Gastrointestinal Processes in Health and Disease, 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 Research Journal Club faculty mentor.

Dr. Kaufman is a true believer in supporting her community by participating in the Harvest Food Sharing program, conducting seminars on nutrition for high school athletes, and educating grade school girls on body image. She also volunteers as an educator for the Fit and Food Connection, a non-profit organization providing one-on-one nutrition consultations 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