Patricia Kaufman PhD, LDN, CNS, MS, MBA

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Patricia Kaufman has been providing functional nutrition services since 2015. Dr. Kaufman, as a licensed dietitian nutritionist (LDN) is focused on chronic conditions and improving athletic performance. Personalized nutrition, lifestyle enhancements, and botanicals are her methods to guide individuals towards optimized health and performance. Dr. Kaufman dissertation was focused on dietary adherences in adults with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kaufman is a true believer in supporting her community by providing supporting the Harvest Food Sharing program, conducting various seminars on nutrition for high school athletes and grade schoolgirls on body image, and volunteering as an educator for the Fit and Food Connection, a non-profit organization providing one-on-one nutrition consultation to adults. Dr. Kaufman is an endurance athlete and has completed in over 20 marathons and 4 full ironman events. She is on a quest to complete the Six Major Marathons that spans the World.



Concordia University Chicago (PhD in Human Health and Performance, 2021)

University of Western States (Master’s degree in Functional Nutrition, 2018)Marquette University (MBA, 2000)

Marquette University (BS Mechanical Engineering, 1987)


Classes Teaching

Dr. Kaufman teaches Nutritional Interventions for Chronic Disease and Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making.



Dissertation in ProQuest – How Dietary Knowledge, Motivation, Competency and Clinical Support Relate to Dietary Adherence in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes


Professional Associations:

American Nutrition Association (ANA)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)

Certified Nutritionist Specialist (CNS)