Lauren Castle, PharmD, MS is the founder of the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance at, and works as a Market Health and Wellness Director for Walmart in Dayton,


She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2013 and her Master of

Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in


Lauren began her career as a technician for an independent pharmacy in Monroe, MI before

moving to Dayton, OH and joining Walmart 9 years ago as an intern. Upon graduating, she

spent three years as a Pharmacy Manager in Springfield, OH; Livonia, MI; and Flint, MI before

becoming a Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager in Metro Detroit. In 2017, she returned to Ohio

as a Market Health and Wellness Director for 11 stores. In 2019, she was selected to attend the

Walmart Shareholders Meeting as a social media champion. She has also completed a special

project assignment on nutrition initiatives in Health and Wellness at Walmart’s Home Office in

Bentonville, AR.

Upon discovering functional medicine in 2015, Lauren began sharing her passion through

speaking engagements at the local, state, and national level. Realizing the lack of resources for

pharmacists in this emerging field, she founded the Functional Medicine Pharmacists Alliance in

2017. The goal of FMPhA is to unite pharmacists, practitioners, patients, and organizations in its

mission to integrate pharmacists into the practice of Functional Medicine, and Functional

Medicine into profession of pharmacy.

Lauren lives with her husband Seth and their Maine Coon cat, Emily. Together, they enjoy riding

motorcycles, attending concerts, and going on travel adventures.


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