Dr. Bland has served on the board of directors and is the President of Science at Metagenics Inc. Metagenics Inc. is a US company (formerly known as HealthComm) headquartered in Washington DC, serving to promote functional medicine and nutritional products.
Since 2012, Dr. Bland has established a non-profit organization in Seattle called the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) to aid in transforming medical services by promoting information, innovation and tailored lifestyle changes.
Dr. Bland. is a biochemist with more than 30 years of experience in nutrition research and is recognized the world’s leading educator in nutrition and functional medicine. Over the past 25 years, more than 75,000 health care workers have attended lectures and educational programs hosted by Dr. Bland, among which numerous doctors and dietitians were also present.
Dr. Bland has served as Dean of the School of Science and Medicine in Perth, California and the Professor of Nutritional Chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. During his two-years at the institute, Dr. Bland was directly affiliated to Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes along with the Institute president Dr. Emil Zukerandl.
Dr. Bland has written numerous research articles, more than 150 of which have been published in leading medical journals. In addition, Dr. Brandt has also authored more than 200 publications regarding nutritional medicine, including “A Year in Nutritional Medicine, Nutraerobics”and “The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Programme and Genetic Nutritioneering”.
In 1992, Dr. Bland took the lead in founding the International Symposium on Functional Medicine in the United States. This annual event serves as a platform for the training of medical practitioners and scientific researchers in the field of Functional Nutrition. It has served as the precursor to an emerging worldwide trend that focuses on the use of functional, rather than pharmacological solutions to health.