Retired Lieutenant Colonel Daniel T. Johnston, MD, MPH

Dr. Johnston is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and retired in June 2018 from Army active service. He served in the U.S. Army for nearly 20 years in a variety of clinical, research, operational and educational assignments. He was the first to conduct a study in Iraq leading to a peer reviewed publication demonstrating the massive epidemic of fatty acid deficiencies in the U.S., particularly young people, and the link between cellular Omega-3 EPA/DHA Index status and AA levels to cognitive health.

Working with Dr. Bill Harris, Dr. Johnston built upon an advanced, validated red cell, finger stick dried blood spot collection method into a full clinical decision support tool that combines functional analysis of the brain so blood data is evaluated based on functional implications. This tool is foundational to his startup, BrainSpan.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Structure, Function and the Human Cell: The Future of Wellness in America (2 Nutrition hours for WI)
Daniel Johnston, MD, MPH – Sponsored by Standard Process

Find out how fatty acids promote health, resilience to disease, optimize brain function; and learn how to use it in the management of various clinical disorders.

Explore the biochemistry of fatty acids and their role in cell function and specifically neuron function from neurodevelopment to neurogenesis will be explored.

Appreciate the mechanisms of dementia and stroke, and learn powerful ways to mitigate what will be the epidemic with the highest economic, physical, social, and psychological cost.