The University of Arizona

Faculty

Conference Directors

Andrew Weil, MD
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Conference Advisory Group

Andrew Weil, MD, The University of Arizona

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, Stanford University

Victoria Maizes, MD, The University of Arizona

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University

Stephen Devries, MD, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

Christopher Gardner, PhD, Stanford School of Medicine

Pamela McDonald, NP, Penscott Medical Corporation

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, The University of Arizona

Faculty (in alphabetical order)

Mackenzie Barth, BA
Co-founder and CEO, Spoon University

Bill Billenstein
Regional Executive Chef, Guckenheimer at Google

Melanie Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Pediatric Comfort Team, Associate Program Director, Residency Program, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Faculty Site Leader, University of Chicago Medicine

Loren Cordain, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Applied Science, Colorado State University

Cathryn Couch
Executive Director, Ceres Community Project

Christopher Gardner, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Peter Green, MD
Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director, Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University

Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine Vice Chair, Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute, Section Head, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation, Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Prevention

Joseph Hibbeln, MD
Acting Chief, Section on Nutritional Neurosciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

James Hill, PhD
Anschutz Professor of Health and Wellness, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Executive Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Bonnie Kaplan, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Rebecca Katz, MS
Founder, director, The Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, Bolinas, CA

Megan Kimble
Managing Editor, Edible Baja Arizona Magazine; Author, Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food

Fredi Kronenberg, PhD
Consulting Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Lecturer, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Carl Lavie, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, Director, Exercise Laboratories, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute; Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director, Integrative Medicine in Residency, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Natalie Ledesma, MS, RD
Oncology Dietitian, Cancer Resource Center, UC San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Smith Integrative Oncology, San Francisco

June Jo Lee, MA
Food Ethnographer; Co-founder, Readers to Eaters

Roberta Lee, MD
Teaching faculty, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Internal Medicine Specialist, Southern Arizona Veteran Administration Health Care System

Victoria Maizes, MD
Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Hilary McClafferty, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program, Fellowship Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Julie Mennella, PhD
Member, Monnell Chemical Senses Center

Gerard Mullin, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Director of Integrative Nutrition Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michel Nischan
Chef, Author and Food Equity Advocate; Founder and CEO, Wholesome Wave

Artie Prasad, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Founder and Director, University of New Mexico Center for Life

Carolyn Coker Ross, MD
Integrative Medicine Consultant for Eating Disorders, Addictions, Obesity and Mood Disorders; Author; Radio Show Host

Mark Schatzker
Journalist and author, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavour

Jaime Schehr, ND, RD
Faculty and Director, Dietetic Internship Program, Institute for Family Health; Owner, Schehr Nutrition and xFitLab

Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College

Kathie Swift, RD
Nutritionist and Owner, SwiftNutrition

Arlin Wasserman, MS, MPH
Founder and Partner, Changing Tastes; Chair, Sustainable Business Leadership Council, Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Andrew Weil, MD
Founder and Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Jones/Lovell Chair in Integrative Rheumatology, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD
Kenan Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Director, Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Speaker submissions: We receive many inquiries regarding speaking opportunities at our annual Nutrition & Health Conference; however, because this conference follows strict Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, our speakers and topics are carefully chosen and invited to speak annually by a Scientific Program Committee. We thank you for your interest, but we do not accept unsolicited submissions.

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