Nakiesha Pearson, ND, DC, MS
Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department, College of Professional Studies
Nakiesha Pearson, ND, DC, has been Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department for the College of Professional Studies since 2021. Dr. Pearson oversees and helps support department faculty and their classes as well as advise students. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the department.
At both NUHS and beyond, Dr. Pearson has taken on efforts to advance diversity within the naturopathic and chiropractic fields. These new initiatives are aimed at not only bringing more people of color into the profession, but educating new and current doctors on how to treat diverse patient populations.
Dr. Pearson serves on the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and is also a member of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medicine College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, she sits on NUHS’ Diversity Task Force, which works to ensure the curriculum teaches students how to treat more diverse patient populations, including how to provide physical exams and communicate for a better bedside manner.
She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic, Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice from NUHS.