Janet was awarded her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Arizona. Her research expertise involves determining how diseases can be improved or prevented by nutrition. She is particularly interested in determining the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, allergies and damage resulting from ischemic heart conditions. The administration of trace metals, such as zinc, and how they influence these conditions is being studied. She is author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her findings at National Symposia. She has been Dean of Sciences at a nurse anesthesia school and she is an Adjunct Professor at a regional university where she teaches onsite and online. Dr. Ludwig is currently the Director of Doctoral Studies and the Education Director at Hawthorn University.