My Qualifications

I completed both my undergraduate degree and my Master of Science degree in nutrition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I completed my dietetic internship at Emory University School of Medicine.

I am a registered dietitian and a licensed nutritionist with over 30 years of clinical experience. While my primary area of practice has been in the area of pediatric gastroenterology, I see both adults and children with gastrointestinal related health problems. Is has pursed the practice of functional and integrative nutrition for the past 7 years.

I am a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and the following Academy practice groups: Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine; Medical Nutrition Practice Group; Nutrition Entrepreneurs; and Pediatric Nutrition.

I J. Masters, MS, RD, LDN
Certified Leap Therapist


Certifications and Training:

2015 – Certification to teach Hearth to Health, series of culinary nutrition workshops.

2014 – Level II & Level III Mentor Training in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy, from Susan Allen, RD, CCN, Next Level Functional Nutrition.

FODMAPs Training, Patsy Catsos, MS, RD, LD & Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN
2014- Mastering the Low FODMAP Diet for IBS: Beyond the Basics
2013 –What Every RD Needs to Know about FODMAPs

2012- Institute for Functional Medicine
July – Functional Nutrition Course
September – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

2011- RD Food Allergy & Intolerance Management Training Program for the ELL Foundation

2007 – Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association Commission on Dietetic Registration

2007 – Certification as a L.E.A.P. Therapist specializing in management of non-IgE allergy and adverse food reactions, Oxford Biomedical Technologies (formerly Signet Diagnostic)