Nutritional Genomics Institute

The Nutritional Genomics Institute empowers patients with the deepest knowledge of their own biology to combat pain and disease with a hyper-personalized approach to healing.

NGI is the Future of Personalized Medical Nutrition

The Nutritional Genomics Institute was born out of an idea from acclaimed specialist Dr. Christy Williamson:

What if we could bridge the gap between alternative and modern medicine with a revolutionized approach to personalized nutrition?

Dr. Christy Williamson’s Nutritional Genomics Institute (NGI) and its innovative OmicsDx Genome Panels stand on the fact that medicine and nutrition are truly personal — and prove that alternative & modern medicines can work synergistically for the best results. As such, each provider at NGI combines the standard approach of medicine using blood chemistry and symptomolgy with a highly advanced functional medicine twist. Using the most advanced technology and evidence based practices, NGI incorporates biochemical nuances within the genome, epigenome, metabolome, and microbiome into every patients treatment.

NGI is changing lives with personal genome analysis and is at the forefront of emerging health technology and medicine.

Personalized Nutrition was once considered the science of the future, but is now here for the taking. Concepts such as testing metabolites (Metabolomics) and checking for adverse interactions between prescription drugs, foods, lifestyles, and genes can now be part of everyday care. With cutting edge technology and evidence based therapies, NGI is changing the way we understand how our genetics, nutrition, environment, and experiences work together to affect our health.

The NGI Team

Our CEO, Dr. Christy Williamson DCN, CNS, LDN, MS




There is no one diet, supplement regimen or immune protocol that is right for everyone. Dr. Christy

“Chrissie” Williamson’s Nutritional Genomics Institute (NGI) and its innovative OmicsDx Genome Panels

prove that medicine and nutrition are truly personal. With her groundbreaking research and work, 

Dr. Williamson is changing the way we understand how our genetics, nutrition, environment, and experiences

work together to affect our health. NGI is changing lives with personal genomic analysis and is at the

forefront of emerging technology and medicine. The way our bodies function is determined by genetics, exposures, and nutrition, so everyone’s body is different. At NGI, they empower patients by helping them understand their unique genetics, biochemistry,

mindset, and risks so they can take control over their destiny through sustainable, 

personalized lifestyle changes. Dr. Chrissie  earned her DCN (summa cum laude) from MUIH, her master's degree (summa cum laude) in

human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport is a nationally recognized Certified Nutritional Specialist (CNS) and is a Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist in Maryland. She and her family live in Richmond, Virginia. 

Michelle Gottfried CNS, MS

Lead Genomic Nutritionist

As a Certified Nutrition Specialist Michelle creates personalized nutrition plans for a wide variety of conditions. She is an expert at incorporating labwork, medical history, and nutritional genomics to approach her clients unique individual needs. She feels this is the missing link between poor food or lifestyle choices and a truly personalized diet and lifestyle plan for optimal health. As a former marathon athlete, she has core speciality in sports nutrition and performance and enjoys helping athletes discover new ways to beat competition. Overall, she encourages her clients to understand their potential and "why they are the way they are," to then become the best version of themselves.

Laura Kelly CNS, LDN, MS

Genomic Nutritionist

As an experienced Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Laura practices highly advanced functional testing and nutrigenomics with her clients. With this combination she provides highly personalized plans for healing and health optimization. She has a core focus on microbiome, autoimmunity, hormone imbalance, allergies and cardiometabolic issues but also provides nutrition therapy for a broad range of health conditions. Overall, She empowers clients by helping them understand their unique biochemistry and how they can take control of their health naturally and sustainably through diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes.

Lisa Fouladi 

MS, dip ion FDSC,



As an experienced functional nutritionist living in Switzerland, Lisa helps manage NGI's European presence. She helps clients break free of low energy, chronic pain, and other long-term health issues so they can return to vibrant health and enjoy the freedom it provides. Lisa's approach is unique and science-based, integrating the disciplines of clinical nutrition, integrative and functional testing, and genomics to uncover the root causes and systemic imbalances within her clients health. With coaching she provides the support they need to implement on her personalized programs. 

Robyn Witt

 Office Manager

Robyn brings to our practice over 20 years of experience in the customer service field. She enjoys learning new ways to put her organizational skills to work to create smoother processes for a better workflow. Robyn has an eye for detail and is a natural problem solver; she utilizes these skills to ensure that patients have the best care possible. She enjoys working with a team and believes that everyone brings something special to the table, bringing balance and creative energy to the workplace. 

Dr. Matthew Montee, PhD, PA

 Physician's Assistant

California, Idaho, Hawaii

Doctor without Borders

Bio Coming Soon! NGI Is Excited to Welcome 

Dr. Montee who is a Doctor without Borders and is a Licensed PA in California, Hawaii and Idaho! Dr. Montee is an expert in plant medicines, peptides and all things sports! 

Liz Brick, NP

 Nurse Practitioner 

Maryland and Virginia

Liz is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She believes in quality of life on all fronts and has devoted her career to the personal empowerment of each patient.

Liz is passionate about integrating medical therapies, nutrition, physical care and mental wellness striving to optimize the individual person and assist them in living each day to the fullest. Throughout her nursing career and travels in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, Hawaii, Florida, Maryland and Texas, she continues to grow her love and appreciation for human nature, our desire to care and be taken care of, as well as how we can use the medical and natural world to optimize our daily lives.

Liz earned a Bachelor’s degree in General Sciences with emphases on kinesiology and biology at the University of Oregon in 2000. From Regis University in Denver, Colorado she was awarded a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. While working with direct patient care in Hawaii, then Florida she explored a variety of specialties in the hospital setting including general medicine, post-surgical care, orthopedics and diabetic patient care. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Miami in 2007, where she also served as adjunct faculty

teaching nursing clinical courses and graduated Cum Laude. As a licensed Nurse Practitioner, Liz gained 12 years of experience in the field of gastroenterology overlapping 7 years in general medicine before she came to NGI. With us, she pursues her passion of patient centered care.

 Doctor of Nursing Practice, California

Bio Coming Soon!


~ Dr. Chrissie Williamson

Client Testimonials

I went to Michelle because I was tired of hearing doctors say "get the weight off, "stretch and do yoga" and never really addressing the problem. I was suffering from chronic joint pain, excessive weight gain, and was not feeling well overall.

When I talked to Michelle, she went over my symptoms and decided to ordered some labs. Then after my blood work she provided me with a good comprehensive plan that I felt I could easily follow.

In fact, I was almost in tears when she said she could help me with some changes to my diet.

She was the only person that was finally acknowledging my pain and worked with me on a solution. Seeing my blood work in a visually colorful comprehensive chart, and Michelle giving me a simple explanation of the results, made me actually feel like I can do this, stick to a plan, and see what happens!

I am now 8 weeks into a plan that was tailored just for me, I have less inflammation, I have seen improvement in my skin and sleep patterns, and I am down 20lbs with some more still to go. It is a lifestyle that I can totally live with! I have had so many people comment on the way I look since doing this and so many asking for Michelle's number. 

I would have known that the foods I thought were good for me were actually causing me pain.

So glad I took the leap of faith with Michelle!


Thank you!!