Committee


Amy Locke
Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP, 2019 Members Meeting Chair
Amy Locke

Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP is Co-Director of the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center, Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine and works in the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health at the University of Utah. Her research, educational, and clinical interests center around professional burnout, health behavior change, and prevention of disease through lifestyle. She co-directs a interdisciplinary Culinary Medicine course and leads a Health Promotion and Integrative Health pathway for medical students. She is the former Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Medicine Fellowship Director at the University of Michigan.  

Dr. Locke is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. She serves on the board of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. She strives to increase education around wellness and integrative health topics both locally and nationally with a goal of increased access to services and a shift towards prevention and health in conventional medicine.

University of Utah
Hilary McClafferty
Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP
Hilary McClafferty

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. She writes and speaks nationally on pediatric integrative medicine, physician wellbeing, resiliency, and whole physician wellness. She is a certified physician coach and author of two books: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice and Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application, and editor of three Special Editions in Children, MDPI on integrative medicine in pediatric practice. She is Founding Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program, University of Arizona, and Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona.

University of Arizona
Darshan Mehta
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Darshan Mehta

Dr. Dashan Mehta is Medical Director and Director of Medical Education for the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI-MGH) and Associate Director of Education at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He is also the Associate Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Dr. Mehta received his BA in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital. In 2008, he completed a clinical research fellowship in complementary and integrative medicine at the Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center, during which he received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees. He directs medical student and resident rotational electives at BHI-MGH and the Osher Center. Dr. Mehta sees patients at both locations in a consultative role for use of complementary and integrative medical therapies, as well as mind/body interventions for stress management and stress reduction.

Dr. Mehta is active in the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mehta is board certified in integrative medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has completed professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He serves on the Education and Membership Committees for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) and is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and is a new student in the journey of fatherhood.

Harvard
Monika Nuffer
Monika Nuffer, PharmD
Monika Nuffer

Monika Nuffer, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist with expertise in Integrative Medicine. She provides individualized consults where she evaluates and explains the safety and efficacy as well as pros and cons of different herbs and supplements patients are taking or considering taking. Taking her patients’ complete medication profile into account, she screens for interactions, duplications, and helps to optimize pharmacotherapy treatment at Integrative Medicine Center.

 

Dr. Nuffer holds faculty appointments at the University of Colorado in both the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. She is the Program Coordinator of the new Integrative Health and Medicine online graduate certificate program, and serves as the Academic and Experiential Program Coordinator for the Distance Degrees and Programs. Dr. Nuffer obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Denver and completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

In her spare time, Dr. Nuffer enjoys traveling, woodworking, the great outdoors, and spending time with her wonderful family.

University of Colorado
Samantha Simmons
Samantha Simmons, MPH
Samantha Simmons

Ms. Samantha Simmons has served as President of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) since 2008. Ms. Simmons has extensive experience and background in many facets of integrative medicine and health including program development and management, research, marketing and outreach, strategic planning and policy. Previously, Ms. Simmons was a Research Associate and Program Administrator for the NIH R25 complementary and alternative medicine education grant as well as Program Administrator in pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). 

Ms. Simmons received her MPH degree in health management and policy with an emphasis in integrative health from Portland State University as well as a BS in psychology. She is current Chair of the Policy Committee of the Consortium Pain Task Force and former member of the Executive Committee as well as former Chair of the Policy Working Group for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine
Amy Wolgemuth
Amy Wolgemuth
Amy Wolgemuth

Amy Wolgemuth is the Institute Coordinator for the Integrative Health Institute (IHI) at the University of Alberta. IHI is a hub for interdisciplinary research and education, promoting innovative ways to study, apply, and promote evidence-informed patient-centered health care. IHI is made up of 130 scholars who bring considerable depth and breadth of expertise in integrative, traditional, and indigenous health. They pursue excellence by creating and disseminating high quality, meaningful research, teaching and mentoring future scholars and clinicians.

University of Alberta
Suzanna Zick
Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH
Suzanna Zick

Dr. Suzanna Zick is a Research Associate Professor in Family Medicine and a Research Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zick received her degree as a naturopathic physician from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Zick was a founding investigator of a P50 center grant focused on investigating integrative medicine and cardiovascular disease, which was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the University of Michigan in 1998. She also was a founding member of the executive committee of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research and was the Research Working Co-chair (2009-2012) for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health and Medicine. She is currently the Immediate Past President for the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is part of a SIO multidisciplinary group.

 

Along with her research activities Dr. Zick helps to teach the Integrative Family Medicine Fellows and Integrative Faculty Scholars. She has just received a NCI education grant to teach oncology providers evidence-based integrative oncology allowing them to become transformative leaders for integrative oncology within their institutions and clinics.

University of Michigan