Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, DipACLM, FACLM is assistant professor and program director in the College of Health Sciences at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, where she has developed and implemented a graduate degree program in addition to creating and teaching courses in Lifestyle Medicine and health and wellness coaching. She also serves as director of integrative health coaching at UC San Diego Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, where she leads the development, delivery and management of health coaching within clinical practice and research, to include overseeing a team of coaches within the Centers for Integrative Health.
Dr. Matthews received her doctorate in behavioral health with a focus in clinical integrated care from Arizona State University and she holds numerous professional certifications including as a national board-certified health and wellness coach. With a background in exercise science, she has served as a consultant and senior advisor for leading fitness and wellness organizations and has regularly contributed to numerous national media outlets.
Dr. Matthews serves as lead faculty in the area of health behavior change for the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum and as founding chair of the Health and Wellness Coaches Member Interest Group. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.