Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona where she is the associate director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Alschuler obtained her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University where she completed her residency in general naturopathic medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree from Brown University. She is board-certified in naturopathic oncology. Alschuler is past-president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member, immediate past-president and current board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is coauthor of Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer.
Kristin Bjornsen is a science editor and writer in Gunbarrel, Colorado. She received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) and bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and environmental sciences, also from CU. Kristin has worked as an editor at Natural Solutions magazine, Backpacker magazine, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and has written for a variety of publications. She loves exploring the world with her husband, 2 kids, chow-chow Dutchie mix (“chowchie”) Cody, and 2 cats who rule the house.
Karolyn A. Gazella has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the author or coauthor of hundreds of articles and several booklets and books on the topic of integrative health. Gazella is the cocreator and chief executive officer of the iTHRIVE Plan, an innovative online wellness program specifically for cancer survivors. She also cohosts the popular podcast for patients, Five to Thrive Live, and hosts the Natural Medicine Journal podcast for integrative healthcare professionals.
Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor-in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and a naturopathic physician, board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine and completed her residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kaczor received undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the past president and treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and secretary of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She is the editor of the Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Kaczor is based in Portland, Oregon.
Kathi Magee has been involved in the natural health industry for over 20 years. Kathi and her sister Karolyn owned a publishing company specializing in custom content creation for retailers and healthcare professionals. From there, she moved to focusing on advertising sales in the professional market. Her last position was Midwest Sales Director for Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times where she was involved in custom creation of integrative programs for her clients that included print, digital, social media and live events. As a breast cancer survivor, Kathi is passionate about the true concept of integrative medicine, and helping to educate and empower as many people possible!
Deirdre Shevlin Bell directs content for Natural Medicine Journal. She is a content strategist and copywriter whose company DSB Communications helps natural health and sustainability organizations tell their stories.