Course overview

Interprofessional Perspectives on COVID-19 from Integrative Clinicians & Researchers on the Frontlines

In this course, a faculty panel discuss a variety of perspectives and experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Faculty: Dr. Jean Davis, PhD, DC, PA;  Dr. Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH; Dr. Kim Tippens, ND, MPH; Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer, MD, MPH; Dr. Patricia Christie, MD.

Kim Tippens, ND, MS, MPH

 Conference Series

AIHM March 2021 Virtual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 45 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • In this course, a variety of healthcare perspectives and experiences on the COVID-19 pandemic from the clinicians in integrative health on the frontlines will be shared. Topics include challenges nurses are facing around self-care and burn-out, social and racial inequity research from WA state, frontline vaccine clinic perspectives, integrative health COVID-19 case registry from a naturopathic doctor, integrative pulmonologist updates, perspectives and comparisons of COVID-19 pandemic with the AIDS epidemic, and international challenges. Join integrative leaders from around the world to gain knowledge and data from a variety of perspectives on COVID-19.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Learn of efforts in nursing around self-care and resilience.
    • Discuss parallels between COVID-19 pandemic and the AIDS epidemic.
    • Identify resources available such as the Integrative COVID-19 case registry for integrative clinicians.
    • Learn the breadth of how integrative providers are facing the challenges of COVID-19 from clinician, provider, and research lenses.
    • Importance of guidelines from the CDC and multiple vaccinations offered and science verse misinformation.
    • Describe contributions of complementary and integrative health to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Identify that anthroposophic medicine in COVID-19 care provides a set of therapies including medications, nursing measures, and movement and art therapies.
    • Recognize that anthroposophic medicine is provided in integration with conventional medicine, including in hospitals in Europe.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Kim Tippens, ND, MS, MPH

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About kim
Kim Tippens is a researcher and integrative medicine advocate. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and master’s in acupuncture from Bastyr University. After completing a clinical residency program at the National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Tippens was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship through the National Institutes of Health to receive training in health disparities and health services research. During that time, she earned a master’s degree in public health epidemiology and biostatistics from the Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Tippens’ policy experience includes service on the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission and the Cultural Competency Continuing Education Curriculum Approval Committee.

During her 12-year term as a faculty member at NUNM, Dr. Tippens taught courses in evidence-based medicine, research methods, public health policy. She also worked with students and faculty to promote incorporate coursework in social medicine and culturally competent health care delivery, with the goal of promoting diversity and excellence in medical education.

Roxane Raffin Chan, PhD, MS, BSN, AHN-BC

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Roxane
Roxane Raffin Chan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC is a holistic nurse consultant with her company, Chan Body Energy. Dr. Chan received her PhD in community health promotion from the University of Michigan where she conducted an NIH funded study on the use of mindfulness practices in persons with chronic disease. Over her career as a nurse, Dr. Chan has directly cared for patients in acute care and community settings across the United States, held positions in nursing administration and taught nursing at major universities. Her overall focus in nursing has been in vulnerable populations, which led her to develop a specialty in holistic nursing. Currently Dr. Chan is the president elect for the American Holistic Nurses Association, is actively involved in facilitating racial healing circles for TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation) and is faculty for the Episcopal Pension Group delivering wellness retreats for ordained clergy across the country.

Patricia Christie, MD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Patricia
Dr. Patricia Christie, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist with over 31 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1990. She currently is doing Locum Tenens in Santa Cruz California. Dr. Christie graduated from the AIHM inaugural class (Cohort 1) of the AIHM Fellowship in January of 2018 and currently serves as the AIHM Fellow Alumni President.

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Ryan
Dr. Bradley is a clinician and researcher with 17 years of experience researching the causes of diabetes and addressing these causes with natural and integrative medicine. He received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from Bastyr University in 2003 and his Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2009. Currently, his primary academic appointment is as a Senior Investigator, Director of Research and Associate Professor at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR.

In addition to his roles at NUNM, he is an Assistant Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Visiting Professor at both the University of Technology, Sydney in Sydney, Australia and the Center for Naturopathy Research at Southern Cross University in East Lismore, Australia. Dr. Bradley has published over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts of original research in high impact journals including: Atherosclerosis, the Journal of Translational Medicine, Nutrition Reviews, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Trials, and many more.

Tido Von Schoen-Angerer, MD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Tido
Tido von Schoen-Angerer, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and the vice-president of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA).

Tido has an integrative pediatric practice in Geneva and is affiliated with the Cantonal Hospital and University of Fribourg Hospital, Switzerland where he founded Switzerland’s first Center for Integrative Pediatrics. He is researcher at the ARCIM Institute of the Filderklinik in Germany and a regular consultant for the World Health Organization.

Tido is a former Executive Director of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign. From field doctor to MSF operational director, Tido led humanitarian projects in Armenia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Chad, Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Tido went to medical school in Mainz, Germany and Uppsala, Sweden and trained in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He holds a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, ABOIM

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Erika
Erika Cappelluti MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM, ABIHM, is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care, and integrative medicine (IM). She began her career as a research scientist, obtaining a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Medical College of Virginia where she later completed her medical training. She was a resident, chief resident, and Fellow at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA, then joined Starling Physicians in Connecticut. She became a diplomate of the ABIHM in 2008, a diplomate of the ABOIM in 2015, and obtained a Master of Arts degree in IM in 2009. She founded and was the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Health and Healing, the integrative medicine division of Starling. In 2013, she became the Medical Director of the integrative medicine program at Hartford Hospital where she also served as the Medical Director of the Respiratory Care department and Pulmonary Function Lab. She brought integrative modalities to the medical ICU and to all inpatient units. She helped Hartford Healthcare customize integrative medicine programs for the Bone & Joint Institute, the Ayer Movement Disorders Center, CT Children’s Medical Center, and others. In 2017, she became the Fellowship Director for AIHM, and in 2019 she relocated to Sedona, AZ, where she is currently practicing integrative pulmonary medicine on a part-time basis with Humanity Health Providers.  

Jean Davis-Hatcher PhD, DC, PA, MSCR

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Jean
Dr. I Jean Davis-Hatcher has decades of experience as a community advocate, educator, clinician, and researcher. Her extensive education includes a BA in Psychobiology, a BS in Human Biology, a MS in Clinical Research, a Doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine and a PhD in Preventative Medicine. She is widely known and recognized for her education, research and expertise as a primary care provider: Associated Professor, Internal Medicine at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Past Medical Director and HIV Clinician at AIDS Health Foundation, Desert AIDS Project and Clinician at Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care. She has completed a Fellowship at Academy of Integrated Health and Medicine. Dr Davis-Hatcher is presently an Integrated Physician with a focus on disorders and diseases which disproportionately impact undeserved communities.

Tabatha Parker, ND

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Tabatha
Dr. Tabatha Parker is a naturopathic physician who currently serves at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) as the Executive Director. She previously served as the Associate Fellowship Director and Education Director. Parker’s commitment to collaboration and the underserved makes her uniquely qualified to lead the largest interprofessional integrative health association. “My goal is to bring the integrative community together to find ways to bring integrative health to all. Right now we are doing that by educating the future leaders and clinicians – but there is so much more we can and will do.”

Parker was named Physician of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Visionary of the Year by UTNE Reader in 2011. In 2015, she received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and was given the highest honor in naturopathy, “Magister Natura” from Spain for her work advancing the naturopathic profession globally.

Parker was founding co-chair of the Masters in Global Health at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the first global health masters offered at a naturopathic medical school, and was previously faculty at Bastyr University California. She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. She established and co-chaired the Global Health Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 10 years.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.