Dr. Jessie Hawkins is a clinical researcher and integrative health educator who serves as the Director of the Franklin Institute of Wellness. She began her natural health career in early 2000’s taking part in a DONA International doula training. Since that time she has written eight popular natural health books and has earned several degrees, including a PhD. She now focuses her time on conducting research studies and sharing those findings with both current and aspiring health professionals. Her research focus includes the use of botanicals such as herbs and essential oils, as well as other dietary supplements, particularly during pregnancy and in pediatric settings.