Faculty Spotlights

Julia Liebich, ND, DC, MS – NUHS Faculty Spotlight

As an athlete, I struggled with chronic stress fractures and eventually fractured my pubic bone. After a lack of answers from medical specialists, I was forced to search on my own for the underlying cause, which ultimately led me to a career in Naturopathic and Chiropractic Medicine.

Jennifer Brusewitz, ND – NUNM Faculty Spotlight

I’m a clinical supervisor at NUNM’s main teaching clinic, in addition to supervising students at one of our partner clinics that supports patients as they recieve treatment for substance use disorders.

Erin Sweet, ND, MPH, FABNO – Bastyr University Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Sweet’s recommendation to future students is bring your curiosity and motivation. Keep an open mind and nurture a willingness to learn.

Dr. Yalda Shokoohinia, Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry – SCNM

Dr. Yalda Shokoohinia, SCNM faculty, states, “One of my main goals in the educational process is to transfer an interdisciplinary experience to students including chemistry, biology, and clinical aspects of pharmacology.”

Dr. Amanda Bose – NUHS

Dr. Bose serves as a full-time attending clinician throughout all clinical courses at NUHS and serves as a mentor to her students. “Many times, students know the information, but just need a little push to realize they are capable. Confidence develops with experience and the right mentorship. I hope I provide that mentorship to my students.”

Dr. Alan Vu – CCNM

I honestly didn’t know that naturopathic medicine existed! I was looking for something in healthcare where I could spend a good amount of time with patients and not feel rushed. I also considered Teacher’s College! So, when I found out about naturopathic medicine, it seemed like a great fit. NDs are already teachers by nature with their patients, and I’m fortunate to also do it formally at CCNM.

Dr. Ryan Bradley – NUNM

I left a PhD program in Pharmacology to pursue an ND because I wanted to do research on lifestyle and non-pharmacologic interventions. Before I left Duke University to go to ND school, the Heart Health Study was published by Dean Ornish, MD, demonstrating advanced cardiovascular disease could be stabilized by lifestyle changes. Upon learning about that study’s findings, I decided I didn’t want to study drug mechanisms anymore, and instead I wanted to learn how to help people create health.

Dr. Ashleigh Lane – BINM

Dr. Ashleigh Lane, BSc, ND  is a clinic supervisor with a focus on Women’s Health at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine and advice for future ND students.

Dr. Elizabeth Rice – SCNM

Elizabeth Rice, ND is an assistant professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Dr. Rice teaches Hahnemannian homeopathy and is a visionary of online education at SCNM. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, focus on mental health and self-care, and advice for future ND students.