Heather Zwickey, PhD

[courses/subjects] Integrative Medicine Research

Heather earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a focus on infectious disease. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University.

At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, she launched the Helfgott Research Institute. As a research institute associated with a naturopathic and Chinese medicine school, Helfgott Research Institute studies the science of natural medicines.

She also established the School of Graduate Studies, developing masters programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently co-leads an NIH funded clinical research training program. She teaches at many universities and speaks at conferences world-wide. She has a specific interest in the gut-brain axis in neuro-inflammation and psychoneuroimmunology.