Meet Our Editorial Board

Members of the Health Insights Today editorial board are respected wellness leaders from the chiropractic and integrative medicine communities. To learn more about their work, please click on the links to their websites.

Ashley Cleveland, MA, DC Jennifer Jamison, MB, BCh, PhD, EdD
James Dillard, DC, MD, CAc Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD
Marion Willard Evans, DC, PhD, CHES Candace Pert, PhD
James Gordon, MD Daniel Redwood, DC
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES Anthony Rosner, PhD

Ashley Cleveland, MA, DC, serves as Provost and Professor at the Kansas City and Los Angeles campuses of Cleveland Chiropractic College, where she teaches the philosophy of health and healing. She earned her chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City, completed her Master's degree in Sociology at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), and in 2004 began work on her PhD in Sociology and Religious Studies at UMKC with an emphasis on the role of the body in spiritual practice.

Dr. Cleveland wrote the chapter, "Middle Scope - Just Right," for the upcoming book, Chiropractic Peace, and co-authored the chapter, "The Chiropractic Paradigm" in Fundamentals of Chiropractic. She has served as a Section Councilor for the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association and has been a member of the Test Writing Committee for Chiropractic Principles of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

A marathon runner and dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher, Dr. Cleveland believes that yoga is fundamentally a practice designed to free us from that which binds us "physically, mentally, spiritually" and offers her teaching in service of such freedom for all. She has studied yoga for the last five years locally with Karim Memi as well as traveling to Seattle for teacher training and various yoga intensives with nationally recognized expert, Aadil Palkhivala.

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James Dillard, DC, MD, CAc, is one of America's leading pain specialists. Uniquely trained as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and medical doctor, Dr. Dillard is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles and Rush Medical College. He was the author and moderator for the national PBS television special, Chronic Pain Relief . He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for 12 years, and was the Medical Director of Columbia's Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine during his years at the Columbia University Medical Center. He left Columbia in 2006 to go into full-time private practice in Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. Dr. Dillard is the author of The Chronic Pain Solution and Alternative Medicine for Dummies. His media appearances have included The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and the CBS Evening News. Dr. Dillard's website is www.drdillard.com.

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Marion Willard Evans, DC, PhD, CHES, is a 4th generation chiropractor from Eufaula, Alabama and a 1986 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He received his PhD in health promotion from The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama – Birmingham, with concentration in epidemiology. He is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Evans has over 20 years of practice experience and is Director of Wellness Initiatives at Parker College Research Institute in Dallas, Texas. His interests include modification of intern and physician behaviors related to patient health promotion, smoking cessation research, including smoking ordinance modification and infection control measures for chiropractic offices.

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James Gordon, MD, is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, he was for ten years a research psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. There he developed the first national program for runaway and homeless youth, edited the first comprehensive studies of alternative and holistic medicine, directed the Special Study on Alternative Services for President Carter's Commission on Mental Health, and created a nationwide preceptorship program for medical students. Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families, and those who serve them, in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Dr. Gordon is the author of Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies and Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies, and has also written or edited nine other books, including the award-winning Health for the Whole Person, and more than 120 articles in professional journals and general magazines and newspapers, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatry, American Family Physician, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He helped develop and write the educational materials to supplement the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Dr. Gordon's work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, Fox News and National Public Radio, as well as in The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, People, Town and Country, Hippocrates, Psychology Today, Vegetarian Times, Natural Health, Health and Prevention. For further information, www.cmbm.org.

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Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, serves as Director of Clinical Research at Logan College of Chiropractic and is Editor-in-Chief of Topics in Integrative Health Care: An  International Journal. A 1976 graduate of National College of Chiropractic, she practiced full-time for 12 years. In 1991 she earned a PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Iowa and also became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She has been the primary writer of successful grant and contract proposals totaling over $5 million and has been an author on over 60 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

In 2001 the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association gave her its Distinguished Service Award, and in 2003, the American Chiropractic Association named her Researcher of the Year. Both of these honors were awarded for her work in the area of public health, health promotion and prevention. In 2003, she was appointed the chiropractic representative on the National Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions. Currently Dr. Hawk serves as the Scientific Commission Chair for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters , as well as the Team Lead for Wellness, Non-musculoskeletal Conditions and Special Populations. In 2005, she was named Researcher of the Year by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. Dr. Hawk also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.

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Jennifer Jamison, MB, BCh, PhD, EdD, completed her medical education in South Africa before leaving to settle in Australia in 1978, where she spent most of the next three decades teaching chiropractic students. She headed the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Phillip Institute and was appointed Professor of Diagnostic Sciences following amalgamation with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 2003 she left RMIT and served as Professor of Primary Care at Murdoch University in the School of Chiropractic. She currently is Wellness Advisor for the Chiropractors Association of Australia and Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University.

In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Jamison holds PhD (her thesis was on the nutrition education of chiropractors) and EdD degrees, as well as postgraduate diplomas in Human Nutrition, Health Education, Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and an honorary Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic. She has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and has written seven textbooks, including Differential Diagnosis for Primary Practice, Maintaining Health in Primary Care, Clinical Guide to Nutrition and Dietary Supplements in Disease Management, and Health Care for an Ageing Population.

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Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, is a physician-anthropologist who is a national leader in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative medicine. Dr. Micozzi received his medical and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Founding Director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine, working to educate policymakers, the health professions and the general public about needs and opportunities for integrative medicine. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, and a faculty member for the new CAM curricula at Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of California at Irvine.

Dr. Micozzi was the founding editor-in-chief of the first U.S. journal in CAM, The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy (1994) and edited the first U.S. CAM textbook, Fundamentals of Complementary & Integrative Medicine (1996), now in its third edition (2006), with Elsevier Health Sciences. He also served as series editor for Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine with eighteen titles in print. He organized and chaired many continuing education conferences on the theory, science and practice of CAM, including two that he co-chaired with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

Prior to this work, Dr. Micozzi published original research on diet, nutrition and chronic disease as a Senior Investigator in the intramural Cancer Prevention Studies program of the National Cancer Institute. He continued this line of research when he was appointed Associate Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. His early work on carotenoids (including lycopene), iron and cancer (collaborating with Nobel laureate Baruch Blumberg), anthropometric methods for time-related assessment of nutritional status, and other research made important contributions to this field. He edited and co-edited two comprehensive technical volumes on application of clinical trials methods to new investigations of the role of micronutrients and macronutrients in cancer. He has published 275 articles in the medical, scientific and technical literature. He has been a frequent speaker on these topics nationally and internationally, as well as a spokesman with the print (New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times) and broadcast (Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR) media.Dr. Micozzi guest lectures widely in courses that use his basic texts.

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Candace Pert, PhD, is a world-renowned researcher whose early work focused on neuropeptide receptors in the brain and later, the immune system. Dr. Pert's breakthrough research provided a biochemical basis for interdependent communication between mind and body and contributed to the emergence of the field of psychoneuroimmunology. She has lectured worldwide on these and other subjects, including her theories on emotions and mind-body communication.

Dr. Pert received her PhD in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry of the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), held a Research Professorship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and is currently the Scientific Director of RAPID Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she and her husband, Dr. Michael Ruff, are developing non-toxic therapeutics for HIV-AIDS.

Dr. Pert appeared in the feature film, What the Bleep Do We Know!?? and Bill Moyers' PBS series, Healing and the Mind. She is the author of the widely acclaimed book, Molecules of Emotion: The Scientific Basis Behind Mind-Body Medicine (Scribner, 1997) and Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d (Hay House, 2006), and the musical guided imagery CD Psychosomatic Wellness: Healing Your Body-Mind . Dr. Pert's website is www.candacepert.com.

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Daniel Redwood, DC, joined the faculty of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City in 2006 following 25 years as a practicing chiropractor in Virginia and Washington, DC. A Professor at the college, he teaches integrative courses in Theory and Practice to entry level students and Clinical Nutrition to advanced students. His first chiropractic textbook, Contemporary Chiropractic, was published by Churchill Livingstone in 1997, and his second, Fundamentals of Chiropractic , co-authored with Dr. Carl Cleveland III, was published by Mosby in 2003. Dr. Redwood was the first chiropractor invited to deliver guest lectures at the National Institutes of Health and the National Museum of Health and Medicine. He has lectured on chiropractic at the Medical College of Virginia and was a six-time winner of the Virginia Chiropractic Association's literary award.

Dr. Redwood was a founding editor of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and currently serves as Associate Editor and Book Review Editor. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Redwood received his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he was student council president. After working as Director of Special Projects for the International Chiropractors Association, he served on various committees of his state and national chiropractic associations, and was Vice President and Legislative Chair for the District of Columbia Chiropractic Association.

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Anthony Rosner, PhD, served for 15 years as Director of Research and Education for the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER). His multifaceted background includes basic research in biochemistry, clinical chemistry laboratory direction at a major teaching hospital of Harvard University, grants administration, teaching, journalism, and minority research program development. After obtaining his PhD in Medical Sciences at Harvard and conducting postdoctoral research at the NIH in Bethesda and at the CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, he directed research and clinical chemistry laboratories at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, then taught chemistry and served as Department Administrator in Chemistry at Brandeis University and managed research operations in neonatology at Children's Hospital in Boston until he joined FCER in 1992.

Dr. Rosner chaired one of six charter committees at the inception of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992 and has served on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed journals, authoring papers reviewing chiropractic research, critiquing recent publications of questionable research design, and exploring the role of homocysteine in provoking spontaneous vertebral artery dissection. He received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Chiropractic Association in 2000. He has recently become Director of Research Initiatives at the Parker College of Chiropractic, maintaining his office in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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