The School of Mind-Body Medicine welcomes Mary Beth Augustine as the Director for the new MS Degree in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Ms. Augustine is Senior Integrative Nutritionist at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health & Healing, New York, where she has maintained a faculty practice and directed the Integrative Nutrition Intern and Observership Program since 2000. Previously she served as Integrative Medicine Nutritionist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and conducted cardiovascular risk reduction research at the American Health Foundation.
Ms. Augustine was recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the ‘Academy’) Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetics Practice Group (DIFM DPG), serves as Chair 2014-2015 for the DIFM DPG, and is a content developer for the Academy Center for Professional Development online Certificate of Training Program in Integrative and Functional Medicine (expected launch Spring 2015).
Authored publications include The Detox Prescription (Rodale, 2013), contributing author to Integrative Medicine Principles for Practice (McGraw Hill Publishing, 2004) and The Complete Guide to Primary Care (Blackwell Publishing, 2007), and articles in the peer-reviewed journals Integrative Cancer Therapies and Topics in Clinical Nutrition.
Ms. Augustine’s speaking highlights have included the United Nations Committee on Aging, American Institute for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Services, Race for The Cure, Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation, Gilda’s Club, The Center for Mind Body Medicine, Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Omega Institute, Urban Zen Food Solutions, American Association of Oncology Social Workers, and New York and Massachusetts Dietetic Association meetings. She has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox5 news, Today in New York, CNN Market Watch, Discovery Health TV, and National Public Radio. She has been interviewed extensively as an expert in print publications.