Integrative Medicine Research Series, Episode 2

An interview with Heather Zwickey, PhD

By Natural Medicine Journal

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Since its inception in 2002, the Helfgott Research Institute at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, has been studying natural medicine the way it is practiced—using a whole-system, whole-person approach. Heather Zwickey, PhD, the institute's director, explains some of the challenges associated with that approach and also discusses exciting new areas of opportunity that exist for integrative medicine researchers.
Approximate listening time: 14 minutes

About the Expert

Heather Zwickey, PhD, is Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and a professor of immunology at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, as well as Director of Helfgott Research Institute. Currently, she heads several pilot studies looking at the effects of botanicals, hydrotherapy, energy medicine, and diet on immunological parameters. Zwickey trained at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. She received her doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.


About the Author

Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.