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Certified Functional Food Scientists 

This page showcases researchers, scientists, and industry leaders who have earned their Functional Food Scientist certifications through the Functional Food Center. This certification exemplifies their dedication to the understanding and furthering of the functional foods field. We are proud to display their achievements here and to provide them with a professional certification that will help them continue to do unique and meaningful work in the functional foods field.

Want to be part of this list?

The FFC is committed to educating students, researchers, and industry professionals in functional foods. If you would like to gain your certification to become a Functional Food Scientist, send an application today! This certification is only for those with an MD, PhD, or are currently in the process of obtaining one in a field of science. Depending on your experience in functional foods and involvement in FFC events, we can assign you an appropriate amount of credits and guide you through the process of obtaining your certification.

What are You Waiting for?

Eligibility for the Functional Food Scientist or Professional exam can only be determined after evaluation of your submitted application. Please fill out the application form and submit. After submitting this application form, check your email for information on your eligibility. 

*From November 25, 2018: for the Certified Functional Food Scientist could be applied by person who has PhD and MD degree or by other person who working in the field of Functional Food Science for more than 5 years and has BS or MSc degree.

How Have Our FFS Certifications Been Used?
  • Dr. Kamon Chaiyasit, PhD, has become a Teaching Partner with the FFC. He has taught 3-4 courses on functional foods for ~25 medical students and MDs using our teaching materials. 
  • Dr. Uwe Albrecht, MD, has used his FFS certification to enhance his patient care.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Carter, MD, has used her FFS certification to enhance her patient care.
  • Dr. Ping Ouyang, PhD, RDN,  has used our teaching materials to organize courses at her university for Introductory Functional Food Science.  
  • Dr. Yan Campbell, PhD, has used our teaching materials to teach a course on functional foods for 24 PhD students. She is planning on continuing to teach using our resources.
  • Dr. Shawn Talbott, PhD, has used our teaching materials to create a certification course to become a Mental Wellness Coach. More than 60 people have become certified and the course is still being offered.