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Faculty Information

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

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Acampora, Christina

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

Aikenhead, Kristine

  • 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, Brian

  • Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
  • BS, Northern Illinois University, 1999
    DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2004, 2014
    MPH, Benedictine University, 2008
    PhD, Northern Illinois University, 2019

Anderson, Kenton

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

Arnold, Robert L.

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

Baker, Eric

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

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.

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
  • AB, Cornell University, 1982
    BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1985, 1987

Bogaard, Katherine

  • Instructor, ND Program
    ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BA, Whittier College, 2007
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2012

Bogar, William C.

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

Burns, Krista

  • Instructor of Clinical Sciences 
  • DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Doctor of Health Administration, Capella University. 

Cambron, Jerrilyn A.

  • Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
    Professor, Research
  • 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

Cedermark, Ryan

  • Lecturer, 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

Ciobanu, Simona

  • Lecturer, Naturopathic Medicine
  • BLAS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2010

Coe, Patricia A.

  • Instructor, Clinical Practice
    ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
    BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1995, 1997
    MS, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2012
    Massage Therapist

Cooper, Daniel J.

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences - Florida
  • BS, Florida State University, 2005
    DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, 2011

Cramer, Gregory

  • Dean, Department of Research; Professor, Research and Basic Sciences
  • 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

Driscoll, Daniel R.

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

Durocher, Stephanie

  • DC Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Pinellas Park, FL
  • DC, NUHS-Florida, 2019
    Board Certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist
    Functional Soft Tissue Provider
    Registered Yoga Instructor

Dybala, Melissa

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
    ND Clinician - NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, Governors State University, 2006
    ND, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2010, 2012

Fairbanks, Colleen

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

Feng, Bi Lin

  • Lecturer, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
  • BA, Whittier College, 2007
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2012

Figgins, Julie

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

Freeman, Steven S.

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

Frydrych, Frank

  • Instructor, Clinical Practice and
    Chief DC Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Illinois
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
    BS, DC, MSACP National University of Health Sciences, 2007, 2007, 2022

Gantzer, Jennifer

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences - Florida
  • DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2014
    Diplomate: American Clinical Board of Nutrition, 2016
    LAc, 2019
    MS in Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, 2020
    Fellow, American College of Nutrition (FACN), 2020

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

  • Dean, Lincoln College of Post-professional, Graduate and Continuing Education and Instructor, Clinical Practice
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, 2006
    DC, MS, ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2009, 2012, 2012

Glowiak, Lisa

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

Green, Bart

  • Lecturer and Associate Editor, 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, 1997

Green, Jennifer

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Practice and
    Chief ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, Loyola University, 2004
    ND, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2010, 2021

Guadagno, A. Carlo

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
  • BS, University of Miami, 1984
    DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic – Iowa, 1988
    International Certification of Sports Chiropractic
    Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Hammer-Wakefield, Melodie

  • Instructor, Basic Sciences, NUHS - Florida
  • BS, Colorado State University, 1983
    DC, National University of Health Sciences-Florida, 2014

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

Hartman, Christopher

  • ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center – Lombard
    FISH Presenter

Hopper, David

  • Instructor, Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences
  • BS, MS, Northern Illinois University, 2008, 2011
    DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2015

Houston, Tawainna

  • Lecturer, Naturopathic Medicine
  • BA, Sociology, Howard University, 1995
    MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2014

Iwami, Russell A.

  • Associate Professor, James F. Winterstein Library
  • BA, Northern Illinois University, 1976
    MALS, University of Illinois, 1979

Jenkins, James R.

  • Instructor and Chair, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, Otterbein College, 1983
    BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1986, 1988
    Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1999
    MSACP, National University of Health Sciences, 2009

Jenkins, Moira

  • Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Basic Sciences - Illinois
  • BS, DC, Certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist, National College of Chiropractic, 1986, 1988, 1988
    MS, Northern Illinois University, 2010

Johnson Jr., Theodore L.

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

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, 1997

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.

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Practice and
    DC Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, State University of New York, Empire State College, 1992
    DC, New York Chiropractic College, 1996
    MS, ND National University of Health Sciences, 2014, 2022
    Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, 2012

Jourdan, Michelle D.

  • Professor, Clinical Sciences, NUHS - Florida
  • BS, 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

  • Professor, Clinical Practice and
    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

Kelly, Sarah

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Science
    DC Clinician - NUHS Whole Health Center, Pinellas Park, Florida
  • BS, Northern Illinois University, 1995
    BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1997, 1999
    MSACP, National University of Health Sciences, 2021

Khan, Muhammad Ali

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

Kim, Hyundo Franz

  • Assistant Dean, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
  • 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

  • Asst. Professor, 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-Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Diploma, International Board of Functional Neurology, 2018

Korvatko, Yuri

  • Professor, Clinical Sciences and Diagnostic Imaging
  • BSs (Hons) Ost, The London School of Osteopathy, United Kingdom, 1999
    DC, MS, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2014
    Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR)

Kwon, Yihyun

  • 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, (China) Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2010

Labant, Miranda

  • Lecturer, Naturopathic Medicine
  • BS, MS Cleveland State University, 2010, 2011
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2016
    Residency, Lokahi Health Center (Integrative Oncology), 2018

Lambatos, Sandra A.

  • Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2011, 2015

Lamkin, Peter

  • Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
  • BS, Purdue University, 1990

Lu, Yubin

  • Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, MS, PhD of Medicine, Shandong University, 1986, 1990, 1993

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

Martensen, Jan

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences – NUHS Florida
  • BS, St. Ambrose University, 1981
    DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1984
    Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1988
    PhD, University of Toledo, 2004

Martin, Brett

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

Mayer, David

  • Chief AHM Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, MS, Northern Illinois University, 1989, 1994
    Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, 1998
    Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine, 2012
    MSOM, National University of Health Sciences, 2015
    DACM, Pacific College of Health Sciences, 2020
    Certified Nutrition Coach, National Association of Sports Medicine, 2021

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 College of Nutrition, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, 2003
    Fellow: American College of Nutrition, 2006

Montesa, Sarah

  • AHM Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
    FISH Presenter
  • BS, MSAc, DC, MSOM, NUHS 2015, 2019, 2020, 2022
    MSHAPI, Northeast College of Health Sciences, 2022
    CHPCAS, National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists, 2022

Mounce, Earnest

  • Lecturer, Clinical 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

Nazik, Hasan

  • Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences - Florida
  • MD, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine (Turkey), 2001
    Residency, Istanbul University (Turkey), 2005

Olsen, Christopher

  • Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer
  • BS, MS, Western Illinois University, 2000, 2006

Olson, Daniel R.

  • Associate Professor, Basic Sciences
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
    MS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983
    EdD, Northern Illinois University, 1996

Ott, Mackenzie M.

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

Ozakyol, Addison

  • Instructor, Clinical Practice – NUHS Florida
  • DC Clinician-FL
    BS, University of New Mexico, 2017
    DC, National University of Health Sciences-Florida, 2020

Passi, Candace

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

Pearce, Patricia

  • Instructor, Clinical Sciences & Clinical Practice and
    ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, University of West Florida, 2009
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2016

Pearson, Nakiesha

  • Assistant Dean, Chiropractic Medicine
  • 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

Perrin, Jodi

  • Instructor, Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
    ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, Aurora University, 2000
    DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2004
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2014

Petz, Jeri

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

Prakash, Jaya

  • Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
  • MBBS, MD (India) University of Poona, 1983, 1986
    Specialist Microbiologist: American Academy of Microbiology, 1995

Reinke, Tari S.

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

Rioch, Kathryn

  • Chair, Allied Health Sciences & Distance Education
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000
    RDN, University of Illinois, 2002
    MS, Benedictine University, 2014
    Licensed Dietician-Nutritionist, 2014
    EdD, Maryville University, 2021

Rivera, Pedro

  • Lecturer, Research
  • BS, DVM, Purdue University, 1985, 1986
    Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (2009)
    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (2016)

Robinson, Polina

  • Instructor, Naturopathic Medicine
    ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2019
    MS, Northeast College of Health Sciences, 2019
    BS, National University of Health Sciences, 2014

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, 1980
    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.

  • DC Instructor and Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • 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

Slowinski, Thomas

  • DC Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
  • BS, University of Illinois, Chicago
    BS, DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2012, 2015

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

Sorensen, Lorinda

  • Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, MSAc, ND, Bastyr University, 1998, 1999, 2000

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; Professor
  • BS, State University of New York, 1998
    DC, New York Chiropractic College, 2001

Swenson, Randy L.

  • Vice President for Academic Services; Professor, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1977, 1977
    MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991

Van Auken, Todd

  • Lecturer, Basic Sciences - Florida
  • BA, Eckerd College, 2005
    MA, PhD, University of South Florida, 2008, 2022

Vazquez, Joseph

  • Lecturer, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, Austin Peay State University, 2008
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2013

Vucaj, Tina

  • Instructor, Clinical Practice
  • ND Clinician – NUHS Whole Health Center, Lombard
    BS, DePaul University, 2007
    ND, MSAc, National University of Health Sciences, 2016, 2018

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

Ward, Krista

  • Lecturer, Allied Health Sciences
  • BA, Colby College, 1999
    DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, 2003
    MPH, San Francisco University, 2009

Weber, Leah

  • Assistant Professor and
    Assistant Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • BS, DC, National College of Chiropractic, 1994, 1996

Wieland, Mark

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences - 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

Wurtz, Holly

  • Lecturer, Naturopathic Medicine
  • BA, University of Minnesota, 1999
    ND, National University of Health Sciences, 2015

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

Yingling, Steven

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
  • BS, University of New Mexico, 2000
    DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2007

Young, Thomas

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