MS, University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute
ND, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Mikyle S. Byrd-Vaughn earned her Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Biology (B.A.) from Johns Hopkins University before obtaining her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences (M.S.) from the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Byrd-Vaughn holds a license in Naturopathic Medicine from both Connecticut and Vermont.
Dr. Byrd-Vaughn worked as a researcher in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and contributed to the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded study entitled "Women's Health and Aging", a significant cohort study for the NIH and their subsequent focus on CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) that observed the aging process in women from various demographics. Dr. Byrd-Vaughn contributed to this study by bringing attention to the increasing use of natural supplements, and the reported health benefits of this use. This study began her career in public health. For over ten years, she has involved herself in clinical and research efforts that sought to improve health care delivery and awareness of preventive medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, she serves as a professional resource in natural therapies for the promotion and maintenance of health and wellness. Dr. Byrd-Vaughn greatly enjoys working in her private practice where she works as a general practitioner for children and adults, but also spends time in community projects that support health and wellness. In an effort to maintain her voice in the community as a promoter of naturopathy, she also does a weekly radio segment where she offers topics in natural medicine and healthy living. And, she is a regular guest speaker for the "Holistic Moms Network" organization serving counties in New Jersey.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Byrd-Vaughn is a clinical faculty member and the Dispensary Manager at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, CT. Before becoming a part of the UBCNM faculty, she taught for 5 years at Rutgers University in New Jersey in the Exercise Science & Sports Studies department in the areas of biology and health. Dr. Byrd-Vaughn is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine (AANP), the New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Medicine (NJANP), and the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP). She is also a member of the Association of University Teachers (AUT).
In her spare time, Dr. Byrd-Vaughn spends time with her husband and 2 young children who are all avid literature and music lovers. She has always had a passion for writing, and is a published poet. While at Rutgers University, she discovered a new passion for the science of forensic medicine, and takes pleasure in studying this exciting field after working with the pathology department at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.