Ashley Lucas, PhD, RD

Dr. Ashley Lucas received her PhD in Nutrition from Virginia Tech.  Her research throughout her six-year doctoral training, focused on energy metabolism and the Female Athlete Triad.  In 2012, she was awarded the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship and completed her one year dietetic internship at The Ohio State University.  She passed the national examination registering her as a dietitian offering expert food/nutrition services.  Prior to her family's move to Durango in 2015, Dr. Lucas was a lecturer at OSU and was the consulting nutritionist for the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Lucas recently opened her nutrition consulting practice, PHD Advanced Nutrition, in Downtown Durango. Her area of expertise lies in weight loss, sports nutrition, and post-operative nutrition.  She offers an integrative approach that is evidence-based and unique to her extensive training and experience.