Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP


Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutrition researcher, educator, and functional medicine-trained clinician with a unique approach to nutrition that combines physiology and psychology. She has over twenty years of experience working in the food and dietary supplement industries and serves as an advisor to various food, academic, and health organizations. Dr. Minich teaches for the graduate program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. She has also taught nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Environmental Health at the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Minich has more than forty published scientific articles in various journals, is the author of six books on nutrition, wellness, and psychology, and is passionate about helping others to live well using therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Sciences - Nutrition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 1999
  • Master of Science - Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Nutrition
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee member
  • Board of Directors, American Nutrition Association
  • President, American College of Nutrition