Meet the Team

julie_briley_2014_webDr. Julie Briley

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Dr. Julie Briley is a naturopathic doctor and a founding physician of the Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI). She is also a faculty member in the Master of Science in Nutrition program.

Dr. Briley has helped lead over 1,500 individuals and families through the Institute’s Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) series, has created corporate wellness programs and presented at OMSI’s Better Bites series for over two years.  She is a popular speaker in Portland’s thriving health and food culture.

Dr. Briley has diverse experience developing and teaching community-based programs for children, teens, and adults of various socioeconomic status and cultures. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay focusing on community health and environmental education. She also studied inter-generational learning between children and their caregivers in Costa Rica.

At her private practice at Asula Wellness Center in downtown Portland, Dr. Briley focuses on identifying food sensitivities, optimizing digestive health, balancing hormones, and the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Dr. Briley received her doctorate degree at National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine) and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley are authors of Food as Medicine Everyday, Reclaim your Health with Whole Foods.

 

Julie Marks, MScN

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Julie Marks is the Nutrition Coordinator for the Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI) and nutritionist/owner of  Jam Nutrition in Portland, Oregon. She earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from the National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine).

After beginning as a FAMI intern in 2015, Julie now teaches the Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) series at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in addition to organizing the annual Food as Medicine Symposium and running day-to-day operations at FAMI. Through Jam Nutrition, Julie has a variety of experience cooking as a personal chef and teaching private, in-home cooking lessons. She has worked with people who have specific dietary needs and also those looking to improve their general health and wellness with whole foods. She specializes in teaching diet therapies for conditions such as SIBO, IBS, gallbladder conditions, autoimmune conditions, and cardiovascular health. Julie finds the most joy in showing people of all health needs and cooking experience how to find delicious, easy ways to nourish their bodies and find pleasure from food.

When she’s not cooking or teaching, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and border terrier, meeting friends, eating, wine tasting, dancing, traveling, and taking in every moment of sunshine during Portland summertime.

 

Dr. Andrew Erlandsen

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Andrew Erlandsen, ND earned his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine – NUNM) in Portland, Oregon.  In 2013, Dr. Erlandsen worked on a team to develop NUNM’s Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN) degree and is currently the Chair of the program.  As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Erlandsen teaches a variety of nutrition courses in all of the academic programs at NUNM. He also teaches courses in clinical research and mentors students on their thesis projects.  Dr. Erlandsen is currently working with a research team examining the effects of the ketogenic diet in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Erlandsen leads community-based nutrition and cooking workshops as part of the Food As Medicine Institute (FAMI).  Since 2012, he has been teaching the Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) series in Banks, Oregon, reaching over 100 community members.

Prior to NUNM, Dr. Erlandsen earned his degree summa cum laude in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine.  With over 10 years of food service experience, cooking and managing restaurant kitchens, he has a true passion for food, nutrition, and using food as medicine.