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Medical Education Specialist

Cass Nelson-Dooley, M.S.

Owner of Health First Consulting, LLC.

Health First Consulting, LLC is a medical communications company with the mission to improve human health using the written word. Ms. Nelson-Dooley served as a Medical Education Specialist for almost eight years at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory and then Genova Diagnostics.

She enjoys teaching, presenting, writing, and researching how to address the underlying causes of disease, not just the symptoms. At the University of Georgia, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany and a Master of Science in Ethnopharmacology. Her passion was examining the scientific validation of folk medicines used commonly in rural Latin America.

She currently lives in the Atlanta area and enjoys Zydeco and Cajun dancing on the weekends, owing to her Louisiana roots. Her favorite food is dark chocolate.

Cass Nelson-Dooley, M.S.

Owner of Health First Consulting, LLC.

Health First Consulting, LLC is a medical communications company with the mission to improve human health using the written word. Ms. Nelson-Dooley served as a Medical Education Specialist for almost eight years at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory and then Genova Diagnostics.

She enjoys teaching, presenting, writing, and researching how to address the underlying causes of disease, not just the symptoms. At the University of Georgia, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany and a Master of Science in Ethnopharmacology. Her passion was examining the scientific validation of folk medicines used commonly in rural Latin America.

She currently lives in the Atlanta area and enjoys Zydeco and Cajun dancing on the weekends, owing to her Louisiana roots. Her favorite food is dark chocolate.

Publications

Cass co-authored, “Nutrient and Toxic Elements” in Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and authored case studies in Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine.

During her time as a research pharmacologist at UGA and AptoTec, Inc, Cass published in journals such as The Journal of Nutrition, Obesity Research, and Current Medicinal Chemistry. She has presented to both national and international audiences on the topics of nutrition, laboratory tests, disease prevention, drug discovery research, and obesity and osteoporosis.

Publications

Cass co-authored, “Nutrient and Toxic Elements” in Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and authored case studies in Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine.

During her time as a research pharmacologist at UGA and AptoTec, Inc, Cass published in journals such as The Journal of Nutrition, Obesity Research, and Current Medicinal Chemistry. She has presented to both national and international audiences on the topics of nutrition, laboratory tests, disease prevention, drug discovery research, and obesity and osteoporosis.

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Written Works

Scientific and Medical Publications

  1. Lord, R.S., Nelson-Dooley, C., Morris, C.A., and Bralley, J.A. “Weekly Biological Variability of Urinary Organic Acids.” North American Journal of Medical Sciences. 2012; 5:148-156.
  2. Fitzgerald, K.N. and Nelson-Dooley, C. “Atopy,” In Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, ed. Kara N. Fitzgerald and J. Alexander Bralley. Duluth, GA: Metametrix Institute; 2010:1-12.
    • Fitzgerald, K.N. and Nelson-Dooley, C. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” In Case Studies, 135-145.
    • Nelson-Dooley, C., Fitzgerald, K.N., and Cline, J. “Hemachromatosis.” In Case Studies, 157-162.
    • Nelson-Dooley, C., Fitzgerald, N.D., Tuss, S., and Bralley, E.  “Depression and Inflammatory-Related Disorders.” In Case Studies, 194-202.
  3. Fitzgerald, K.N., Nelson-Dooley, C., Janel, K. “DNA Microbiota Analysis in a 29-Year-Old Female with Pancolitis.” Townsend Letter. 2011; Jan: 72-77
  4. Nelson-Dooley, C., Kaplan, S., and Bralley, J. “Migraines and Mood Disorders: Nutritional and Dietary Intervention Based on Laboratory Testing.” Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2009;15: 56-60.
  5.  Nelson-Dooley, C. “Identifying and Treating the Root Causes of Depression, Fatigue & Migraine Headache.” Anti-Aging Therapeutics. September 2009; 11.
  6. Fitzgerald, K., Nelson-Dooley, C., and Lord, R. Nutrient and Toxic Elements. In: Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine. Duluth, GA: Metametrix Institute; 2008:63-172.
  7.  Yang, JY, Della-Fera, MA, Nelson-Dooley, C., and Baile, C.A.  “Molecular Mechanisms of Apoptosis Induced by Ajoene in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes.”  Obesity Research. 2006;14:388-397.
  8.  Kim, H-K, Nelson-Dooley C, Della-Fera MA, et al.  “Genistein Decreases Food Intake, Body Weight and Fat Pad Weight and Causes Adipose Tissue Apoptosis in Ovariectomized Female Mice”  Journal of Nutrition. February 2006;136:409-414.
  9.  Yang, J-Y, Della-Fera MA, Hartzell DL, Nelson-Dooley C, Hausman DB, Baile CA.  “Esculetin Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Cells.”  Obesity. October 2006;14:1691-9.
  10. Nelson-Dooley, C., Della-Fera, MA, Hamrick, M., and C.A. Baile.  “Novel Treatments for Obesity and Osteoporosis: Targeting Apoptotic Pathways in Adipocytes.”  Current Medicinal Chemistry, v.12, No. 19, 2005.
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