Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS

Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS


Dr. Frame brings nutrition and immunity together through clinical, translational research. Her T-shaped expertise in health, wellness, science, and medicine was developed through her experience in biomedical research and overseeing research and education programs, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program.

Dr. Frame is building an Integrative Medicine research program at GW University School of Medicine and Health Sciences while directing graduate education programs. Her interests include the role of the microbiome and nutrition in health, the consequences of malnutrition in obesity, vitamin D as an immune-modulatory hormone, and research ethics.

Along with strengthening and cultivating the footprint of evidence-based Integrative Medicine at GW, Dr. Frame is broadening the foundation used to prepare students for professional certifications with an emphasis on expanding nutrition education.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy - International Health: Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Master of Health Science - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry, Mary Baldwin University

Professional Highlights

  • Top 100 Health Care Leaders, International Forum for Advanced Healthcare, 2021
  • Director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health, GW University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Recondite Consulting
  • Board Member, Covimro Ltd.
  • Board Member, Scaled Microbiomics
  • Board Member, Access Integrative Medicine Health
  • Co-host, GW Integrative Medicine Podcast
  • Co-founder and Associate Director, Resiliency & Well-Being Center