We are dedicated to defining, promoting and developing the field of Nutritional Psychology.



Ephimia Morphew-Lu, M.S., Dip.C.N.

Ms. Morphew-Lu received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and her M.S. in Human Factors Psychology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She specialized in performing both applied and basic research in human factors psychology at NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and various consulting firms throughout her first career. She then completed four additional years of coursework in holistic and integrative nutrition related studies. Ms. Morphew-Lu then created a consulting practice and provided holistic nutrition education to clients in the San Francisco bay area.  During this time, she combined her background in the disciplines of psychology and nutrition to form the area of specialization known as Nutritional Psychology, and in 2008, developed the first courses in Nutritional Psychology for John F. Kennedy University. Several years later she continued on to develop the Certificate program in Nutritional Psychology for JFK’s Continuing Education (CE) Program together with her colleague Dr. Amanda Hull. In 2014, Ms. Lu and Dr. Hull developed the Center for Nutritional Psychology, an online resource for mental healthcare professionals that focuses in the area of Nutritional Psychology.



Amanda Hull, PhD

Dr. Amanda Hull is the co-founder of the Center for Nutritional Psychology. She also is leading cultural transformation of the VA healthcare system through her work as a Field Implementation Team Lead for the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) within VA Central Office. Previously, Amanda was a Clinical Champion with OPCC&CT working on the design and launch of the Whole Health Partnership healthcare model and on national initiatives within the Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC).  Previous to these roles, Amanda was the Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) Program Director and the Patient Centered Care Service Chief at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DCVAMC), during which she established, developed and implemented patient centered care and integrative health initiatives across the DC VAMC. She developed and directed the IHW Program, conducted research assessing the program, provided integrative health services to veterans, and developed local policy to support the implementation of integrative health. Amanda completed both her predoctoral and postdoctoral training, specializing in neuropsychology, at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University and completed a Post-Masters Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health.  Amanda lives in Portland OR, enjoys hikes, yoga, cooking, and time with family and her dog.

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