Lauren Castle Bio

Lauren’s Bio:

Dr. Lauren Castle is the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance (, the first association representing pharmacists in functional medicine. FMPhA supports members practicing functional medicine across all pharmacy settings by uniting leaders in the field to provide continuing education, training, networking, and advocacy.
In addition to her role as CEO of FMPhA, Lauren maintains a part time practice as a a staff pharmacist with Walmart where she integrates her functional medicine approach in community pharmacy, and also serves as a consultant for PharmToTable Team & Marketplace.
Lauren received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2013 and her Master of Science in human nutrition and functional medicine from the University of Western States in 2018. Lauren has also studied with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the School of Applied Functional Medicine, becoming an Applied Functional Medicine Certified (AFMC) practitioner in 2022.
Lauren and her husband Seth live in Dayton, OH with their three cats: Fluffy, Olive, and Pickle. In their free time, you can find them riding motorcycles, attending music festivals, and exploring the world.


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More Information:

Read more: Lauren’s Journey to founding FMPhA 

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