11 May Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD
Heather Zwickey, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a focus on infectious disease. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University where she worked on immunotherapy for cancer.
Dr. Zwickey is a professor at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where she launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH funded clinical research training program focused on integrative medicine research.
She teaches at many universities and speaks at conferences world-wide. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in neuroinflammation.