Trina C. Ulrich, MD is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Studies at American University, teaching Sports Nutrition, Lifecycle Nutrition and Sports Psychology. Trina studied Sports Medicine during her undergraduate years at the University of Virginia and was a Graduate DAAD Scholar in Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Thereafter, she earned her MD degree from Howard University School of Medicine. As Trina’s clinical work transitioned to educational work within the hospital setting, she furthered her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York City. Trina founded a nutritional consulting business focused on promoting overall wellness in 2012 and joined the faculty at American University in 2016. Trina is passionate about incorporating her medical & nutrition knowledge, experience in clinical medicine, hospital education, wellness program development, private consulting and teaching. She takes special interest in the overall science of the human body as well as interactions between the body, mind and environment, all while respecting human biodiversity. Trina brings a unique angle to the students in the Department of Health Studies by incorporating her diversified background into her teaching and mentoring.