Cat is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has spent most of her career in the functional laboratory diagnostic space. Her educational background has a dual appointment in exercise physiology and dietetics with a master’s degree in metabolic physiology. She has a decade of experience in advanced laboratory interpretation, education, and counseling in addition to clinical practice. She takes a functional and integrative approach to health with a firm belief that “all disease begins in the gut”. Her research interests and passions include insulin signaling, nutrient metabolism, and weight loss physiology. Cat also is a certified diabetes care and education specialist. In clinical practice, Cat specializes in cardiovascular prevention, sport performance nutrition; gluten sensitivity, celiac and autoimmune nutrition; the gut-brain connection, and of course all things related to the digestion, the microbiome and intestinal health where she has chosen to “niche down”. Cat is a member of the Medical Education team at Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, but also the interdepartmental team coordinator playing a pivotal role in education program design. Cat is a graduate from the University of Florida.