Medical Herbalism in
      Global Health   

March 2015            Clinical Faculty

Tania Neubauer, ND. Clinical Faculty, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, School of Traditional Western Herbalism

Tania Neubauer, N.D. has studied and practiced herbalism since 1994. She completed programs of study with Michael Moore, Karyn Sanders, and the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine. She worked in the Berkeley Free Clinic for four years as a community health worker, counselor
and medical coordinator. She completed her N.D. degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006. After graduation she practiced primary care medicine in a small rural Nicaraguan hospital through a collaboration with Natural Doctors International, a nonprofit
that works to bring natural medicine to global health. Here conventional treatments were mixed with naturopathic treatments including indigenous and North American herbs. Subsequently she practiced primary care naturopathic medicine for two years in a community clinic for Spanish-speaking patients in Salem, OR, and currently practices as a primary care physician with underserved Spanish speaking patients at the Cornelius Wellness Center of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Oregon. She has traveled throughout Central America and Mexico connecting with natural medicine practitioners in every country. She served on the board of Natural Doctors International. from 2008 to 2011.

Eric Yarnell, ND, Clinical Faculty
, Bastyr University

Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, ND in Sedona, AZ. Dr. Yarnell then served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men's health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He is currently associate professor in the department of botanical medical at Bastyr University where he has taught for 10 years. He continues to teach widely including at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (where he teaches herbal formulating), Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (Vancouver, BC, which he helped found and where he teaches drug-herb interactions). He has been in practice continuously since 1997. He is currently staff physician at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center and supervising physician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. His practice is focused on the use of herbal medicines for men's health, urology, nephrology, and gastroenterology. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. which provides hand-crafted, whole, fresh plant extracts exclusively to health care providers. Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed, Naturopathic Urology and Men’s Health, and the forthcoming Natural Approach to Nephrology (all by Healing Mountain Publishing). He is co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.) and the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions

Paul Bergner, Director, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Clinical Faculty, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, School of Traditional Western Herbalism
Paul Bergner has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with formal studies in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy, and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and two-years of doctoral level medical studies at National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since its founding in 1989, and has written seven books on medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and naturopathic medicine. Paul directed the clinical herbalism program at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies for eight years, and subsequently ran the clinical training internship at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism for 9 years,  training 236 certified clinical herbalists in an 1100 hour education that culminates in a nine-month clinical residency. He now offers seminar-based education through the NAIMH. He is on the clinical faculty at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO, and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, OR. He teaches and lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of medical herbalism and clinical nutrition.

Mary Barnes, RH(AHG), CN, Clinic Director and Clinical Faculty, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
Mary has practiced clinical herbalism since the year 2000, she was a primary clinical mentor at the teaching clinic of the NAIMH for eight years, and currently directs the Clinical Program and teaching clinic a the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Mary is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, with a Certificate in Clinical Herbalism. She also earned a Certificate in Clinical Nutrition from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She is a graduate of the American Health Sciences University, completing a course of study in clinical nutrition. Mary is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Mary lives and practices medical herbalism in Leadville, Colorado.

The NDI staff of naturopathic physicians will act as supervising faculty for the patients.

Natalie Montoya Sequeira, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Therapist. Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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