Dr. Erlandsen is a principal investigator at NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute and chair of the Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN) program. His passion for medical research and nutrition has landed him in an ideal position, one where he can teach others the importance of quality medical research while being hands-on in the kitchen, showing the value of whole food nutrition and cooking.
In addition to his teaching role at NUNM, Dr. Erlandsen is one of NUNM’s Ending Childhood Obesity (ECO) Project physicians. The ECO Project is a series of free, community-based nutrition education and hands-on cooking classes.
Dr. Andrew Erlandsen earned his ND from NCNM (now NUNM) and his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine, Orono. His enjoyment of the culinary arts and nutrition led him to pursue a career in preventive medicine. He is a firm believer in Hippocrates’ injunction, “Let food be thy medicine.”
Dr. Erlandsen also maintains a private clinical practice in Beaverton, Oregon.