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Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy recently established the Integrative Health Advisory Board (IHAB) to help educate consumers, healthcare professionals and the media on the safe and effective use of integrative medicine.
IHAB members have a strong background in science, traditional and Western medicine, and serve as advisors in Pharmaca’s educational endeavors, from topic-focused blog posts and videos, to Team Member training.
Current members of the Integrative Health Advisory Board:
As an experienced clinician in integrative medicine and executive in the senior health and wellness industry, Dr. Jacobs has broad-based experience in healthcare services and technology. He has a long and deep commitment to using a patient-centered, individualized and whole-person approach.
Dr. Jacobs is co-founder and Senior Medical Director of Mytrus Inc., a clinical research organization dedicated to providing technology and clinical services for remotely conducted direct-to-participant clinical trials. He is also co-founder and Chief Health Officer of Heallio Inc., an online health venture that connects consumers to health and wellness resources in their local community. And Dr. Jacobs is senior editor of The American College of Physicians Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ACP Press 2009).
Previously, Dr. Jacobs was Senior Medical Director for Revolution Health Networks (RHN), dedicated to empowering consumers to live healthier lives through online access to credible health information, interactive tools and a community of experts and fellow consumers. Dr. Jacobs was also the founding Medical Director of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he held the Osher Foundation Endowed Chair as a full-time faculty member from 1997-2006.
In addition to a national reputation for developing innovative models for healthcare delivery, Dr. Jacobs lectures on integrative medicine, Health 2.0, work/life balance and his 5 Principles of Healthy Living. He leads workshops for a wide range of audiences including Oprah Magazine’s annual “O You!” event, corporate executives at Gap Inc. and Harvard Business School Executive Education, as well as academic medical centers and government institutions. He has appeared on television, radio and newspapers related to this work, and was named the “Top 20 under 40” years old by 7x7 magazine.
Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed his residency and clinical research fellowship at UCSF. He holds a Master’s degree of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UC-Berkeley. Dr. Jacobs is trained in internal medicine and has studied acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, stress management, yoga and martial arts.
Find out more at drbradjacobs.com.
Dr. Low Dog is the Fellowship Director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. With more than 30 years in the field, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, served on the advisory council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was the elected Chair for the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Committee from 2000-2010.
Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the field of herbal medicine and integrative approaches to women's health. A highly sought-out speaker and author, she has lectured at more than 500 medical/health conferences, authored/edited five books, written chapters for 17 medical textbooks, serves on numerous advisory and editorial boards including Prevention, Menopause Journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, American Botanical Council, Explore and has a regular column entitled Smart Talk on dietary supplements for alternative and complementary therapies. Her many honors of distinction include NPR People's Pharmacy award for Excellence in Research and Communication for the Public Health (2010), Burt Kallman Scientific Award from the Natural Products Association (2007) and Time Magazine's Innovator of the Year: Complementary Medicine (2001).
Find out more at drlowdog.com.
Naturopathic physician Dr. Tori Hudson graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984 and has since served the college in several capacities, including medical director, associate academic dean and academic dean.
She is currently a clinical professor at NCNM, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr. Hudson has been in practice for more than 30 years, is the medical director of her clinic, A Woman’s Time, in Portland, Ore., and is the director of product research and education for Vitanica. She is also the founder and co-director of Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium, a non-profit for accredited naturopathic residencies.
Dr. Hudson has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
In 1990, Dr. Hudson received the President’s Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health; in 1999 she earned the prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award; in 2003, the NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award; and in 2009, the Natural Products Association Pioneer Award. And in 2012, she was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.
Dr. Hudson is a nationally recognized author, speaker, educator, researcher and clinician. Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards and advisory panels, and as a consultant to the natural products industry.