Vice President, Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Science


Elizabeth Dune is a research-focused licensed dietitian. As a clinician, her expertise lies in medical nutrition therapy for cardiovascular care and eating disorders. In clinical research, her focus is dietary supplements to boost well-being. 

At Franklin Health, Elizabeth is involved with protocol development and execution of trials focused on nutrition supplements, including health beverages, vitamin or mineral supplements, and food-based nutraceuticals. 

Elizabeth serves the dietetic community as the current president of the North Alabama Dietetic Association and provides continuing education in clinical research for dietitians globally. 



  • Current President: North Alabama Dietetic Association
  • Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham: Master's Degree in Nutrition Science. Clinical Track / Dietetic Internship.
  • University of Alabama: Bachelor's Degree in Food & Nutrition. Served as a member and the treasurer of the Student Dietetic Association. Roll Tide! 
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." 

- CARL SAGAN (and others) 


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 an 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 

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

Meta Analysis: Elderberry for Upper Respiratory Symptoms. Published 2019: Complementary Therapies in 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 an 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

* Primary Investigator