Danica Cowan, MS, RD

Danica Cowan
Integrative Dietitian, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center

  • Integrative nutrition services


Danica Cowan helps patients make sustainable changes through creating highly personalized nutrition and wellness goals and interventions in coordination with their Osher clinical practitioner.

Prior to joining the Osher Center, she worked in nutrition and cancer research, as well as in long-term acute care settings. She is a member of the leadership team for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ms. Cowan also maintains a private practice in San Francisco, Fulcrum Nutrition Wellness.

Education and Training

  • MS, Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Dietetic Internship, University of New Hampshire 
  • Certificate in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University 

Personal Statement and Approach

As an integrative dietitian, I take a holistic, whole-person approach to nutrition and health. I meet patients where they are and work together with their families and providers to create a realistic, achievable plan to facilitate nutrition and lifestyle changes to promote health and healing. 


Zingg JM, Hasan ST, Cowan D, Ricciarelli R, Azzi A, Meydani M. Regulatory
effects of curcumin on lipid accumulation in monocytes/macrophages. J Cell
Biochem. 2012 Mar;113(3):833-40. doi: 10.1002/jcb.23411. PubMed PMID: 22021079.

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