Personal Information


Currently Teaching (2014-2015)


  • Evidence informed practice in TCM patient care
  • Qualitative research
  • Integrated care

I am honored to represent the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the research department at Northwestern Health Sciences University. I believe research is the common language that bridges understanding between clinicians, patients and the healthcare system. Through research I want to explore the healing benefits of TCM.

I find using research, through evidence-informed practice to be very satisfying, both in outpatient and clinical trial settings. I also love working on innovative projects that explore integrative forms of treatment that bring together all types of healing professions. My most recent professional efforts have focused on qualitative research exploring patient, family and staff perspectives of integrating complementary and alternative medicine into long-term care and assisted living facilities.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with family and friends, and enjoy the arts and outdoors.

Current Activity

  • Faculty, CAM Research Education Partnership Project
  • Lead Supervisor, College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinical Internship, Volunteers of America



Kreitzer MJ, Sierpina V, Maiers M, Delagran L, Baldwin L, Evans R, Chase M. Ways of knowing: integrating research into CAM education and holism into conventional health professional education. Explore. 2008 July/Aug;4(4):278-281.

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