About Us - Our Faculty

Faculty Information

Below is an alphabetical list of all faculty at National University of Health Sciences.

 

A

Acampora, Christina

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, San Jose State University, 1989
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic - West, 1992

Aikenhead, Kristine

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS (Biology), Loyola University, 1979
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1982, 1983
Family Practice Residency (Board Qualified), National College of Chiropractic 1983-85

Anderson, Kenton

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, Northern Illinois University, 1984
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2012

Appleyard, Robert F.

Chair and Professor, Basic Sciences - Illinois
BS, MS, PhD, Washington State University, 1975, 1979, 1986

Arnold, Robert L.

Instructor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, University of South Florida, 1990
MA, University of South Florida, 1993
EdD, University of Sarasota, 2000

B

Baker, Eric

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994
MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 2000

Batenchuk, Brian G

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences - Florida
BS, Colorado State University, 1980
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1979
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1993

Bifero, Antonio

Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995
MBA, Dominican University, 1999
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2002, 2003
MS, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013
Diplomate: American Association for Integrative Medicine

Bifulco, Edward J.

Instructor, Clinical Sciences
AB, Cornell University, 1982
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1985, 1987

Blesoff, Jamine

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
BA, University of Connecticut, 2000
ND, Bastyr University, 2010

Bogar, William C.

Professor, Clinical Sciences; Director of Diagnostic Imaging Residency
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1982, 1984
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

Bose, Amanda

Chief Clinician, Naturopathic Medicine; Instructor, Clinical Practice
BS, University of Maryland, 2010
DC, ND, MSACP, National University of Health Sciences, 2014, 2015, 2019

C

Cai, Hui Yan

Professor, Clinical Sciences
MD (China), Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1970
PhD (China), Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2004
Diplomate, Acupuncture and Herbology
Licensed Acupuncturist

Cambron, Jerrilyn A.

Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education
Chair, Massage Therapy Program
Professor, Research, Basic and Allied Health Sciences
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1989, 1991
MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005
CMT, National University of Health Sciences, 2006
Certified in Public Health

Camer, Lauren

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
CMT, National University of Health Science, 2012

Campione, John

Instructor, Clinical Sciences
BS, West Virginia University, 2005
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2010

Cedermark, Ryan D.

Instructor, Allied Health Sciences
DC, Life University, 2011
Diplomate of Neurology, Carrick Institute, 2013
BS, Duke University, 2014
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Functional Medicine University, 2014
MS, Georgia State University, 2015

Chancellor, Nick

Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Clinical Training & Assessment Clinician
BS, Millikin University, 2001
BS, DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2002, 2004, 2012

Chromey, William

Instructor, Clinical Sciences-Florida
BS, East Stroudsburg University, 1987
DC, New York Chiropractic College, 1998
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Levels I/II - Medical

Ciobanu, Simona

Lecturer, Basic Sciences
BLAS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2010

Coe, Patricia A.

Instructor, Allied Health Sciences; Supervisor, Massage Therapy Program
BS, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1995, 1997
MS, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2012
Massage Therapist

Conner, Kristina

Professor, Clinical Sciences
BA, St. John's College, 1994
ND, Bastyr University, 2001
MSOM, National University of Health Sciences, 2013
Diplomate: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Cooper, Daniel J.

Instructor, Clinical Sciences - Florida
BS, Florida State University, 2005
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, 2011

Cramer, Gregory D.

Professor, Research and Basic Sciences; Dean of Research
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1977, 1979
PhD, Medical College of Ohio, 1987

Curtin, Kevin J.

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS, Governors State University, 2004
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2005, 2007

D

Darby, Susan A.

Professor, Basic Sciences
BA, Millikin University, 1974
PhD, University of Illinois, 1980

Dixon, Kelly

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Northern Illinois University, 2013
LMT, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2014, 2019

Driscoll, Daniel R.

Dean, Institutional Compliance; Professor, Clinical Sciences
BA, George Williams College, 1973
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1977, 1978

Duarte, Manuel A.

Professor, Clinical Practice
BS, Brooklyn College, 1977
MS, Long Island University, 1978
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1984, 1986
MSAc, National University of Health Sciences, 2013
Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture

Dybala, Melissa

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, Governors State University, 2006
ND, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2010, 2012

E

Edwards, Louise

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1988
LAc, The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 1989

Elder, Terry M.

Instructor, Basic and Clinical Sciences
DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1987

F

Fairbanks, Colleen

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Illinois State University, 2001
MS Indiana State University, 2003
MS, PhD, Indiana State University, 2003, 2007

Fan, Robin

Assistant Professor, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MD (China), Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1982
Licensed Acupuncturist

Fergus, Michael

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS, Loyola University, 1994
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 1996, 1998
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 2001

Figgins, Julie Alison

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, Gonzaga University, 2000
ND, Bastyr University, 2005

Fior, Timothy

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, 1981
MD, Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine, 1985
Family Practice Residency, Saginaw (Michigan) Cooperative Hospitals, 1988

Freeman, Steven S.

Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BA, Rutgers University, 1988
DC, Life College, 1992

Frydrych, Frank

DC Clinician; Instructor, Clinical Practice
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2007

G

Gantzer, Jennifer

Instructor, Chiropractic Medicine - Florida
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2014
Diplomate: American Clinical Board of Nutrition

Gidcumb, David A.

Instructor, Clinical Sciences
AB, Augustana College, 1974
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1977, 1979
Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Glenn, Jenna

Assistant Professor, Lincoln College
BS, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, 2006
DC, MS, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2009, 2012, 2012

Green, Bart

Lecturer, NUHS Journals
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1992
MSEd, University of Southern California, 2000
PhD, Public Health, Epidemiology, Walden University, 2016
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Green, Jennifer

Instructor, Clinical Practice
BS, Loyola University, 2004
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2010

Griffin, Roxanne

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, State University of New York
MS, Nova Southeastern University

Guadagno, A. Carlo

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, University of Miami, 1984
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic - Iowa, 1988
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 1992, 2009

H

Hanson, Debbi

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BA, Carson-Newman College, 1997
MS, Barry University, 2002

Hartley, Keith

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BA, Lake Forest College, 2005
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2008

Heiser, Rudy

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, University of Western Ontario, 2001
BS, DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2003, 2004, 2010
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

Humphreys, C. Robert

Professor, Basic and Clinical Sciences
BA, Nasson College, 1968
MS, Kent State University, 1971
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1982, 1984
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Neurology Board
Certified: Electrodiagnosis, ACNB

I

Iwami, Russell A.

Associate Professor, Learning Resource Center
BA, Northern Illinois University, 1976
MALS, University of Illinois, 1979

J

Johnson, Claire

Professor and Editor, NUHS Journals
BA, University of California - San Diego, Revelle, 1987
DC, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1991
MSEd, University of Southern California, 2000
PhD, Public Health, Epidemiology, Walden University, 2016
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Johnson Jr., Theodore L.

Dean of Clinicis; Professor, Clinical Practice
BS, Jackson St. University, 1984
BS, DC, MS, National College of Chiropractic, 1986, 1988, 2009
Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Internists

Joseph, Simone J.

Lecturer, Basic Sciences, Allied Health Sciences
BS, University of Toronto, 1997
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2000, 2002
Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Joubert, Sonia V.

Assistant Professor Clinical Practice, Attending Clinician, NUHS Whole Health Center - Aurora
BS, State University of New York, Empire State College, 1992
DC, New York Chiropractic College, 1996
MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2014
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, 2012

Jourdan, Michelle D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BSBS, University of Michigan, 1990
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 1997, 1999
Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Internists
MS, University of Science, Arts and Technology-Montserrat, 2018

Jurik, Anna

Associate Professor, Clinical Practice; DC Clinician, NUHS Whole Health Center - Lombard
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994
BSc, University of Kentucky, 1998
DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2005, 2011
Licensed Dietician, Nutritionist
Registered Dietitian

K

Kaemicke, Alexandra

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Loyola University, 2016
MS, Northern Illinois University, 2019

Keating, Jessica

BA, Lewis & Clark College, 2011
DC, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2016, 2018

Kelly, Sarah K.

Attending Clinician, NUHS Whole Health Center ̶ Pinellas Park
BS, Biology, Northern Illinois University, 1995
DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1999

Khan, Muhammad Ali

Professor, Pathology & Clinical Sciences
MD (Pakistan), Dow Medical College and University of Karachi, 1978
DTCD, Univeristy of Karachi, Pakistan, 1981
MCPS, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, 1983

Kim, Hyundo Franz

Chief Clinician, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
PhD, Sangji University, Wonju Korea, 2006
MSOM, Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, California, 1998
Licensed Acupuncturist

Klahr, Nelson

Instructor, Department of Basic Sciences-Florida
BS, University of Miami, 1997
PhD, University of Florida-Gainsville, 2011

Klein, Rachel

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, University of Hawaii- Hilo, 2007
MT, DC, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2012, 2013
Diplomate in Functional Neurology, 2013
Fellow in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Diploma, Int. Board of Functional Neurology, 2018

Korvatko, Yuri

Professor, Clinical Practice, Allied Health Sciences
BS, The London School of Osteopathy, 1999
DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2014

Korzen, Erik

Instructor, Basic Sciences
BS, Bradley University, 2009
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2013

Krebs, Lisa

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BA, DC, Illinois Weslayan University, 2006
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2016

Kwon, Yihyun

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
BSc, MSc, Chung Ang University, 1989, 1991
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2001, 2002
BSc, MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 2002, 2002
Chiropractic Family Practice Residency, National University of Health Sciences, 2006
PhD, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2010

L

Lamkin, Peter

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Purdue University, 1990

Lu, Yubin

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
Bachelor, Master, PhD of Medicine, Shandong University, 1986, 1990, 1993

Lyonsford, Tanya

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
CMT, National University of Health Sciences, 2012

M

Machini, Marina

Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
MAN, Professional Training Hospital Center, Kirovsk Central District Hospital, 1990
MD (Russia), St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy, 1997

Madigan, Dana

Assistant Professor, Research, Institutional Effectiveness
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2013
MPH, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013, 2020

Manavalan, Sridharan

Assistant Professor and Chair, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BSc, MSc, University of Madras, 1994, 1997

Martin, Brett

Associate Professor, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, Northern Illinois University, 2006
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2009
MSAc, National University of Health Sciences, 2011
MPH, Purdue University, Global, 2018

McRae, Marc

Professor, Basic Sciences
BSc, BA, University of Waterloo, 1991, 1997
BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 1999, 2001
MS, University of Bridgeport, 2002
Licensed Dietician, Nutritionist
Diplomate: American Clinical Board of Nutrition
Fellow: American College of Nutrition

Mounce, Earnest

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, Allied Health Sciences
BA, University of Mississippi, 1991
CMT, MSAc, National University of Health Sciences, 2006, 2009
PhD Candidate in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Myover-Piotrowski, Erin

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BFA, Millikin University, 2003
CMT, Cortiva Institute, 2007

N

Nazik, Hasan

Instructor, Basic Sciences, NUHS-Florida
MD, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine (Turkey), 2001
Residency, Istanbul University (Turkey), 2005

O

Olsen, Christopher

Assistant Professor, Instructional Design
BS, MS, Western Illinois University, 2000, 2006

Ott, Mackenzie M.

Associate Professor, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BA, MS, PhD, University of South Florida, 2000, 2007, 2010

P

Passi, Candace

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences & Distance Education
BS, Loyola University of Chicago, 1980
MS, Loyola University of Chicago, 1983
MS, Northwestern University, 1988
PhD, Northwestern University, 1995

Pearce, Patricia

Instructor, Clinical Sciences and Clinical Practice
BS, University of West Florida, 2009
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2016

 Pearlstein, Leslie

Lecturer, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, Duke University, 1967
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1971

Pearson, Nakiesha

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS, Indiana University, 2003
DC, ND, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2010, 2013, 2013
Family Practice Residency, National University of Health Sciences, 2011-2014

Petz, Jeri

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, University of Oregon, 1975
MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 2007
Licensed Acupuncturist

Q

 

R

Reinke, Tari S.

Associate Professor, Clinical Practice; DC Clinician, NUHS Whole Health Center - Lombard
DC, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1986
MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2011

Rioch, Kathryn

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences, Clinical Sciences
BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000
RDN, University of Illinois, 2002
MS, Benedictine University, 2014
Licensed Dietician-Nutritionist

Rivera, Pedro

Lecturer, Research
BS, DVM, Purdue University, 1985, 1986
Fellow, American College of Functional Neurology

Rogers, Sandra

Dean, College of Professional Studies
BS, PhD, ost-Doctorate, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2001, 2006, 2007

S

Salvatore, James

Instructor, Basic Sciences
BS, St. Joseph's College, 2000
MS, Northern Illinois University, 2013
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2005

Sandman, Terry D.

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1975, 1977
MPH, Northern Illinois University, 1997
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

Saunders, Paul Richard

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, MS, Purdue University, 1972
PhD, Duke University, 1979
ND, Ontario (now Canadian) College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1990
ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1991

Schipma, Matthew

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BA, Trinity Christian College, 1998
MS, DePaul University, 2004
PhD, Loyola University, 2004

Serlin, Andrew B.

Instructor, DC
BA, University of Wisconsin, 1986
JD, University of Illinois-College of Law, 1989
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2005

Settergren, Roy

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, MS, Eastern Illinois University, 2003, 2005
DC, MSACP, National University of Health Sciences, 2009, 2012
MD, International University of Health Sciences, 2017

Shish, Jamie

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
RDN/LDN, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002

Smith, Fraser

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences; Assistant Dean, Naturopathic Medicine
BA, University of Toronto, 1991
ND, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1997
MA, Roosevelt University, 2014

Smith, Stacey C.

Floating Clinician, DC
BS, Michigan State University, 2001
BS, DC, MSAc, National University of Health Sciences, 2003, 2004, 2017

Soli, Krista

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
CMT, National University of Health Sciences, 2009

Sorensen, Lorinda

Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS (Natural Health Sciences), Bastyr University, 1998
MS (Acupuncture), Bastyr University, 1999
ND, Bastyr University, 2000

Spencer, Joan

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Northern Illinois University, 1998
CMT, National University of Health Sciences, 2006

Steinke, Nancy

Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
BS, Anderson University, 1959
MS, Southeast Missouri State University, 1971

Stiefel, Joseph P.D.

President, National University of Health Sciences; Professor, Clinical Sciences
BS, Ball State University, 1995
BS, DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2002, 2004, 2007
EdD, Argosy University, 2013

Strauss, Daniel

Dean, College of Professional Studies - Florida;
BS, State University of New York College at Brockport, 1998
DC, New York Chiropractic College, 2001

Stretch, George

Assistant Dean, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
DN, National College of Naprapathic Medicine, 1988
LAc, Midwest College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1992

Swenson, Randy L.

Professor, Clinical Services
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1977, 1977
MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991

T

V

Vazquez, Joseph

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences; Attending Clinician
BS, Austin Peay State University, 2008
ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2013

Van Auken, Todd

Lecturer, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BA, Eckerd College, 2005
MA, University of South Florida, 2008

W

Wang, Zhanxiang

Professor, Clinical Sciences
MD (China), Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 1989
PhD, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing, 2001
Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified Chinese Herbologist

Ware, Jeffrey

Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
DC, Certified Insurance Consultant, MS Nutrition, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1989, 2012, 2013
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Internist, 1998
Certified Acupuncturist, National board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2012

Weber, Leah

Assistant Professor, Institutional Effectiveness, Allied Health Sciences
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1994, 1996

Wieland, Mark

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1983, 1985

Winterstein, James F.

President Emeritus, National University of Health Sciences, Professor, Clinical Sciences
DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1968
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

X

Xie, Guang

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
MD (China), Gangsu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1983
Beijing Academic Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1984
Licensed Acupuncturist

Xu, Jia

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
BS, Liaoning University, China, 1982
MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine, Wisconsin, 2000
PhD, Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2013
Licensed Acupuncturist

Y

Yingling, Steven

Instructor, Clinical Sciences
BS, University of New Mexico, 2000
DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2007

Young, Thomas

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
BS, Gannon University, 2000
DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic - Florida, 2006
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Yurasek, Frank

Lecturer, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
BA, MA, Notre Dame University, 1961, 1963
MSOM, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 1999
PhD (China), Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2002

Z

Zhu, Yu

Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
MD, (China), Gangsu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1983
MS, (China), Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology
Licensed Acupuncturist