Contributing Faculty, Instructors, and Experts

Our faculty and expert contributor list continues to grow and many of those who teach in our Fellowship will also teach our IHeLp students. Here is a sampling of those who are faculty, instructors, and expert contributors to the IHeLp curriculum.


AWCIM Faculty

  • Robert CrockerRobert Crocker, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine; Director, Strategic Clinical Planning and Implementation, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Health & Medicine, Ceremony & Healing, Business and Practice Models, Scope of Practice; IM Clinic Planning and Strategies
  • Lise AlschulerLise Alschuler
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
    Areas of Focus: Naturopathic Oncology, Nutrition, Botanicals, Supplements
  • Patricia LebensohnPatricia Lebensohn, MD
    Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Family Practice and Community Medicine
  • Rubin NaimanRubin Naiman, PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine; Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Psychology, Sleep Health
  • Ann Marie ChiassonAnn Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP
    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Fellowship, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care, Energy Medicine, Ceremony and Ritual
  • Steven GurgevichSteven Gurgevich, PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine; Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; American Academy of Pain Medicine
    Areas of Focus: Mind-Body, Clinical Hypnosis
  • Robert RhodeRobert Rhode, PhD
    Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
    Areas of Focus: Behavioral Health, Motivational Interviewing
  • Vivian KominosVivian Kominos, MD, FACC
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Arizona; Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai, Center for Health and Healing
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Internal medicine; Integrative Cardiology

Curriculum Contributors

  • Priscilla AbercrombiePriscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD
    Retired Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in the School of Medicine; Private Practice; IM4US, Board President
    Fellowship Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Women's Health, Pain, Underserved
  • Frederic CraigieFrederic Craigie, PhD
    University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
    Areas of Focus: Spirituality and health, behavioral health, healing relationships, self-care, clinician well-being
  • Alan GabyAlan Gaby, MD
    Author
    Areas of Focus: Nutritional Medicine, Bone Health
  • Mindy GreenMindy Green, RA, RH(AHG), MS
    American Herbalists Guild, American Botanical Council, American College of Healthcare Sciences, National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists
    Areas of Focus: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Herbalism
  • Marsha J. Handel, MLS
    Medical Librarian, Beth Israel Medical Center; Director of Informatics and Online Education, Center for Health for Healing
    Areas of Focus: Medical Informatics, IHM Literature Search
  • Alex HollandAlex Holland, MAc, LAc
    Han University of Traditional Medicine; Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    Areas of Focus: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Susan KagelSusan Kagel, RN, CHTP, HNC
    Healing Touch Practitioner, Canyon Ranch Health and Fitness Resort, Associations: Healing Touch International, Inc. Board of Directors
    Areas of Focus: Healing Touch
  • Chand KhalsaSiri Chand Khalsa, MD
    Private Practice
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Medicine, Ayurveda, Integrative Nutrition
  • Vasant LadVasant Lad, MASc
    Co-founder and Director, Ayurvedic Institute
    Areas of Focus: Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Adrienne Lindsey, MA, DBH
    Senior Research Specialist, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Arizona State University
    Areas of Focus: Behavioral Health, Motivational Interviewing
  • Denise MillstineDenise Millstine, MD, BBE
    Mayo Clinic, Dept. of Women's Health; American College of Physicians
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Nutrition, Dietary Supplements
  • Belleruth NaparstekBelleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
    Private Practice: CWRU, SSA. Woodburn Ctr Comm Mental Heath, Cambridge Hospital. Reed Zone Ctr
    Areas of Focus: Guided Imagery; Mind-Body Medicine Research; PTSD
  • Jaimie Perkunas, DPT, e-RYT, C-IAYT
    Private Practice
    Areas of Focus: Yoga, Physical Therapy
  • Joanne PerronJoanne Perron, MD, FACOG
    UC San Francisco; ACOG
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Environmental Health, Reproductive and Women's Health; Physician Wellness
  • Mark PirtleMark Pirtle, DPT
    Sierra Tucson; Miraval Resort; Private Practice
    Areas of Focus: Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Mindfulness Meditation
  • Noshene Ranjbar, MD
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry; Co-Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency-Psychiatry, University of Arizona; Medical Director, Integrative Psychiatry Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, Banner; Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Mental Health
  • Jaime Schehr, ND, RD
    Faculty, Institute for Family Health; Private Practice
    Areas of Focus: Nutrition
  • Rebecca SchultzRebecca Schultz, MSN, FNP-CS, APNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Aurora St. Luke's Family Practice Center, Aurora Wiselives Center Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Fellowship Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Family Medicine, Self-care
  • Amelia Villagomez, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona and University of Saskatchewan
    Fellowship Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Integrative Mental Health
  • Lisa WaltersLisa Walters, OTR/L
    Pima Medical institute
    Areas of Focus: Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy

Self-Care Team Mentors

  • Priscilla AbercrombiePriscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD
    Retired Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in the School of Medicine; Private Practice; IM4US, Board President
    Fellowship Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Women's Health, Pain, Underserved
  • Frederic CraigieFrederic Craigie, PhD
    Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency; Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Areas of Focus: Spirituality & Health, Psychology, Leadership, Integrative Medical Education
  • Allison Jones, RN, AWCIM Certified Integrative Health Coach
    Private Practice, Menu to Thrive
    IHeLp Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Nutrition, Physical Activity
  • Mary Ann OsborneMary Ann Osborne, DNP, FNP-C
    Integrative Nursing Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle and University of Portland, Oregon Associations: Osborne Health & Healing, Inc. - Private Practice
    Fellowship Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Guided Imagery; Mind-Body Medicine Research; PTSD
  • Rebecca SchultzRebecca Schultz, MSN, FNP-CS, APNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Aurora St. Luke's Family Practice Center, Aurora Wiselives Center Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Fellowship Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Family Medicine, Self-care
  • Tamara Steinitz, RD MS
    Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University
    IHeLp Alumni, Integrative Health Coaching Alumni
    Areas of Focus: Nutrition

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