Vice President, Botanical Products Research


Christy Hires has had a passion for natural products and using them responsibly for over 25 years. Her desire to be a life-long learner and entrepreneur has given her a unique skill set that includes statistics, logic, teaching, and organization in leadership. Before joining Franklin Health, she operated a thriving aromatherapy business that focused on individual client care. Christy is a contributor to multiple scientific publications, and she can be found writing for future book publications as she will always be a teacher at heart.

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  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Post-graduate training in clinical research including biostatistics
  • University of Alabama: Master's Degree in Public Health; Health Education & Promotion. Capstone Research Project: 
  • Penny Price Academy (England), Kicozo (Netherlands), Vintage Remedies (USA): Certificates and Training in Aromatic Medicine, CO2 extracts, Cancer Care, Aromatherapy in Pregnancy and Children.
  • Franklin Institute of Wellness:  Certificate in Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine
  • Multnomah University: Bachelor's Degree in Theology with an emphasis on Women's Studies. 
What we know is a drop; what we don't know is an ocean. 



The Effects of Longevity™ Essential Oil Blend on Post-Covid-19 Fatigue Among Otherwise Healthy Women: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial. Published 2022: Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Effects of NingXia Red® on Immune Health: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Published 2022: Advances in Integrative Medicine

TERAMUNE Bronchus™ Throat Spray Promotes Healthy Lung Function Among Women: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Phase 2 Clinical Trial. Published 2022: Journal of Evidence Based Integrative Medicine

Cross Sectional Study: Prevalence of Endocrine Disorders Among Children Exposed to Lavender Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil. Published 2021: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Recall and Interviewer Bias in Parental Report of Pediatric Exposure to Aromatic Plant Ingredients in Personal Care Products: Development and Validation of a More Accurate Approach. Published Spring 2021: Journal of Environmental and Public Health 

The Effects of Aromatherapy on Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Published 2020: Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine

Daily Supplementation with Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) Reduces Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials. Published 2020: Journal of Dietary Supplements

Randomized, Blinded, Placebo Controlled Phase 3 Clinical Trial: The Effect of a Mint-Based Essential Oil Blend on Fatigue Scores Among Women with Hypothyroidism. Published 2019: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Essential Oils for Pregnancy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (PINV) and First Trimester Quality of Life: A Four-Arm Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Exploratory Clinical Trial. Publication in Peer Review

Effects of NingXia Red® on Sleep, Stress & Anxiety; Energy & Movement: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. Two Publications in Peer Review

Proprietary Essential Oil Blends for Health Care Provider Burnout, A Three-Arm Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Phase 2 Clinical Trial. Publication in Peer Review  

The Effects of CurrantCraft® BlackCurrant Supplementation on Digital Eye Fatigue, A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Phase 2 Clinical Trial. Publication in Peer Review