FSIHS DIRECTORS

Your health coaching education at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences is under the direction of highly trained and prominent researchers in the integrative health field. This ensures that you have the highest quality education available which consists of the integration of traditional approaches to wellness and modern scientific evidence.

Jessie Hawkins, PhD
Jessie Hawkins, PhDSchool Director
Dr. Hawkins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health from Union Institute and University, a Master’s Degree in Health Education & Promotion from the University of Alabama, a Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PhD in Health Research from Middle Tennessee State University, in addition to numerous certifications in a range of natural health fields including aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, herbalism, childbirth education, and labor support. She has been an integrative health professional for nearly 20 years and has written 8 popular books on natural health topics. She is the Director of both the school and the research team, and in addition to teaching our research classes, she travels the globe to present on our research.
Elizabeth Dunne, MS, LDN
Elizabeth Dunne, MS, LDNHealth Coach Program Director
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and in addition to teaching public health nutrition, health promotion, epidemiology, and health behavior at FSIHS, she sees patients several days a week at the Huntsville Hospital Heart Failure Clinic. She is also an active member of the FSIHS research team, with research interests including dietary supplements, pediatric nutrition, health equity, and community health practices.