Kristi Morlan-Hughes, ND, IFMCP, FMCHC has dedicated her professional path to the study and practice of root-cause medicine. Dr. Hughes served as a Director of Medical Education at IFM for a decade, where she was responsible for the development of medical education, nutrition-oriented, and clinical tools to support patient education. She supported the Collaboration partners working with IFM, cultivated practice implementation assets, and participated as an educator and facilitator both domestically and international. As a foundational developer, original Advisory Board Member, and 2021 FMCA graduate, Dr. Kristi remains engaged in the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy to this day. Dr. Hughes first took the stage teaching in 1999 with NutriDyn, finding her passion for practitioner education. Over the past twenty years, her consulting business and participation in medical education events have taken her around the world where she is recognized for her skills in teaching the art and science of medicine. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Education Officer for NutriDyn and participates on the Science Advisory Board.