DOCTOR | RESEARCHER | COLLABORATOR
SKEPTIC TURNED CURIOUS HUMAN BEING
Throughout my life, I’ve approached every challenge with curiosity and a profound desire to utilize the moment as a catalyst for change. This passion and drive have paved the way to countless opportunities, unique experiences and exceptional relationships both personally and professionally. If you’re interested in learning more about me,
keep reading or get in touch.
SENIOR FELLOW TRAINEE
Recipient of the post-doctorate NIH T90 Building Research across Inter-Disciplinary Gaps (BRIDG) fellowship.
Post-doctorate scholar at one of the leading research universities in the nation. Currently based in the Department of Nursing.
Research fellow investigating secondary analysis on NIH funded Complementary and Integrative Health studies.
Research fellow investigating mental health in children and young adults and the impact of technology.
2017 scholarship recipient. TEDMed is the health and medicine edition of the TED conference.
Grant awarded recipient to further Mind-Body Medicine training and offer 8-week experiential and didactic course to an underserved population.
Board of Trustees scholarship recipient. OCOM is the prestigious East Asian Medicine school in the US supporting evidence-informed medicine.
Mobilizing the next wave of healthcare leaders around the world
RESEARCH | EDUCATION | CONSULTATION
A grassroots community effort committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in global healthcare. We use digital media, community-based research and fundamental social justice education to foster community leadership and collaborations.
For diversity, equity and inclusion training and one-on-one consulting, please use the inquiry form.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
A conscientious integration of patient values, clinical experience and scientific evidence
TAI CHI FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS: A FEASIBILITY TRIAL
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2019
Be the Catalyst
I am passionate about inspiring students and clinicians to creatively explore professional opportunities to become innovative leaders in the
Complementary and Integrative Health field. My lectures are a didactic and experiential experience aimed to enhance career development skills and to teach useful research skills to clinicians and students interested in being active members of the scientific community.
Contact me directly to speak at your school.
EMPOWERING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
THE SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN STORY
Professional Career Development
Learn about the exciting opportunity of a post-doctorate fellowship to collaborate with leading CIH researchers, receive government funding and create a path to becoming a principle research investigator.
Research Grand Rounds
Presenting two NIH funded research studies; and independent studies including a a descriptive paper on the impact of technology with the acupuncture field and a systematic review on auricular acupuncture.
A didactic and experiential lecture for acupuncture doctorate candidates to learn about mixed-method design and gain skills in qualitative analysis.
Offerings for visionary health and wellness leaders
Online consultations for acupuncture students and clinicians determined to be innovative and passionate community leaders. Sliding scale rates available for BIPOC and LGBTQ.
Create a successful and professional career that is impactful
Develop a strong CV
Craft an eye-catching introduction/cover letter
Review PPT presentations
Edit manuscripts, unpublished books, articles
Develop a bold online presence
Be confident to prepare and complete your capstone. Learn how to utilize your project to launch your career after graduation
Topics include: choosing a capstone topic, finding a supportive mentor, developing a strong mentee/mentor relationship and creating an independent development plan to ensure your capstone is completed by graduation.
*Editing services for first draft capstone is available as an additional service.
Networking is a powerful necessity for success. Whether it's attending a conference, sending a cold email or connecting with someone through digital media, this coaching session offers you unique networking skills authentic to your personality
Learn distinct and personal networking/interview skills
Discover your strengths (& challenges) in communication
Integrate approachable networking skills for in-person, email and social media connection
Together, we'll discuss your big radical dreams and implement realistic and timely goals to support your path. Whether you want to own multiple clinics, write a book or cultivate a community practice, you'll feel confident in your next-steps. This coaching session is available as 1 or multiple sessions.
An observational to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the acupuncture profession.
University of Washington
Investigating the mental health of caretakers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Seattle Children's Hospital
A qualitative study on the experimental use of psilocybin.
National University of Natural Medicine
Mixed-Method Design | Community-based Participatory Research
As a postdoc scholar, I am always looking to expand my skills with leading interdisciplinary scientists to build a strong foundation in mixed-method design and translational and implementation science. Below are a few areas of interest I am aiming to develop expertise in and contribute to the scientific field.
My aim is to contribute relevant work to help us gain a better understanding of human resiliency. I have a particular interest in non-combative PTSD, suicide prevention and trauma-informed care in BIPOC communities.
I am interested in understanding the impact of technology as a virtual community and developing and testing mobile health devices to improve mental health.
Health equity, diversity and inclusion are important as a clinician and researcher. I aim to contribute valuable science to increase awareness and to expand interventions that are culturally specific.
I offer health diversity, equity and inclusion training to small companies, academic institutions and health + wellness brands focused on East Asian medicine.