Dr Leigh Frame PhD

Dr. Frame brings nutrition and immunity together through clinical/translational research. Her interests include the role of the microbiome and nutrition in health, the consequences of malnutrition in obesity, vitamin D as an immune modulatory hormone, research ethics, and social media. Dr. Frame is working to build a GW Integrative Medicine research program.

Speciality Nutritional Immunologist
Degrees PhD (Human Nutrition), MHS (Molecular Microbiology and Immunology)
Areas of Expertise
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiome
  • Intergrative Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Research


Dr. Frame’s T-shaped expertise in health, wellness, science, and medicine was developed through her wide-ranging experience in biomedical research (from wet bench to clinical research) and overseeing research and education programs, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP). She has extensive experience in the design of studies of all sizes and phases of research including secure, accurate data collection, and data safety and management.

Along with strengthening and cultivating the footprint of evidence-based Integrative Medicine at GW, Dr. Frame is broadening the foundation used to prepare students for professional certifications with an emphasis on expanding nutrition education.

Key Accomplishments

Co-FounderRecondite, Consulting

Executive DirectorWashington D.C. Metro Area

Scientific Advisory Board MemberScaled Microbiomics

Series EditorSAGE Publishing

Board MemberAIM Health Institute