Carolyn Nygaard, ND

Adjunct Faculty
  • Focus: Autoimmunity, Fertility and Pediatrics
  • Education: National College of Naturopathic Medicine, ND, 2009

Dr. Carolyn Nygaard graduated from NCNM (now NUNM) in 2009 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a certificate in natural childbirth. She also has a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Dayton. While earning her undergraduate degree, she completed her senior thesis in analytical chemistry and received a summer internship with the Department of Clinical Pathology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, studying antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.

Dr. Nygaard’s areas of interest are autoimmunity, fertility and pediatrics. She is a clinical investigator on several projects at NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute, including studies on women’s health and fertility. She also teaches research courses in the naturopathic medicine program at NUNM and is in private practice as a naturopathic doctor and midwife.


  • BAS 434 Evidence Informed Practice
  • RES 501 Journal Club (Pediatrics)
  • RES 530 Research Methodology