2021 Research Committee Chairs
Paul Amieux PhD
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
BASTYR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Paul spent a few decades in the Basic Sciences at the University of Washington studying the molecular and cellular basis of complex physiological systems and processes. He then went onto teach Molecular and Cellular Biology full time at Western Washington University. Paul took on the role of Administrative Director of the Bastyr University Research Institute in 2015, where he oversees a diverse array of student, faculty and scientist research projects in Complementary and Integrative Health and Medicine.
Kieran Cooley BSc, ND
THE CANADIAN COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE (CCNM)
Kieran’s experience in CCNM’s department of research and clinical epidemiology includes conducting whole-practice clinical trials on naturopathic care. Currently, he is investigating cannabis and integrative approaches for chronic pain, interprofessional collaboration and education, and naturopathic approaches to both irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes. He is Chair-Elect of the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Researchers (INCAM) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology, Sydney.
Baljit Khamba, ND
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
Dr. Khamba completed her honors Bachelor of Science degree at York University, Toronto, Canada, specializing in Psychology, as well as her Master in Public Health. She received her naturopathic doctoral degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), also in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Khamba was also involved with research projects at the University of Alberta on natural health product safety. Dr. Khamba is a licensed naturopathic doctor in California and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine.