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Baldwin, Ph.D.

Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

Judith Fouladbakhsh, Ph.D.


Ann Baldwin, Ph.D.,
Curriculum Vitae

Ann is a Research Professor of Physiology and Psychology at the University of Arizona and is Director of “Mind-Body-Science” ( She obtained her Bachelors degree in Physics from University of Bristol, UK, her Masters degree in Radiation Physics from University of London, UK and her PhD in Physiology from Imperial College, University of London. Her research focuses on the deleterious physiological effects of mental and emotional stress and how these outcomes may be minimized. She is currently exploring the efficacies of Reiki and of Biofeedback techniques in promoting sympatho-vagal balance, as indicated by analysis of heart rate variability, and thereby reducing the damaging effects of stress. She is also testing whether these techniques enhance mental, emotional and physical performance both in Parkinson’s patients and in otherwise healthy individuals. Dr. Baldwin has quantitatively monitored the effects of Reiki on cardiac function and on peripheral blood flow in humans and in rats. Her work has been featured on KVOA News 4 and on KUAT Arizona Illustrated. With her Reiki training and extensive scientific background, Ann Baldwin hopes to bridge the gap between energy healing and quantitative scientific enquiry. Dr. Baldwin has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on these topics and others including arterial disease, physiological testing of blood substitutes and the effects of environmental stressors on laboratory animals and on marine mammals. She has been a member of several review panels for National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and serves on several editorial boards of major scientific journals, such as the American Journal of Physiology. Her work, in a variety of areas, has been funded by NIH, NSF, American Heart Association, Arizona Disease Control Research Commission, and by private and corporate sources. In her spare time Ann likes to ride her horse and she also volunteers as a horse handler for Therapeutic Riding of Tucson.

Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae
Richard is Emeritus Dean of Research at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and a Scholar with The Institute for Integrative Health ( in Baltimore, MD. His first career, in neurobiology research, was based on training in Chemistry (SB degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Biochemistry (PhD from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA) and Neurochemistry (post-doctoral research at University College London, UK). His 25 years of research on mechanisms of intracellular signaling and repair in nerve cells was performed at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, where he served as Associate Chair, Division of Neurosciences. Richard’s career change, to acupuncture research, developed from a fascination with the energy-based Chinese medicine view of the body he learned about as a result of treatment for an acute sciatica attack. He created a research department at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where he collaborated on NIH-funded grants with Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and the University of Arizona to compare the effectiveness of Western medicine and Chinese medicine, as well as to explore physiological properties of acupuncture points. One of his major interests is in research that compares whole systems of care in a manner that best reflects the multiple components of clinical practice. During his ten years of Chinese medicine research, Richard was also an invited speaker at the NIH Consensus Conference on Acupuncture, a senior and executive editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research. At his retirement, he became a Scholar with The Institute for Integrative Health to pursue his interest in the effectiveness and physiological basis of biofield therapies (including Reiki, external Qigong and Therapeutic Touch).

Judith Fouladbakhsh, Ph.D.,

Curriculum Vitae
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Collage of Nursing


  • BS - State University of New York at Buffalo, Nursing MS - State University of New York at Buffalo, Community Health Nursing

  • PhD - Michigan State University, Nursing Research


  • Advanced Practice Community Health Nurse, Board Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified Certified Healing Touch Practitioner; Reiki Practitioner

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Specialist, Researcher & Consultant


  • Recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award

  • Recipient of the WSU College of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award

Research Interests

  • Patterns & predictors of complementary & alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for symptom management & health promotion: U.S. cancer & noncancer populations Self-care CAM practices for cancer and chronic illness; use in vulnerable populations Pain management using CAM – Self-treatment of pain Yoga interventions for symptom management

  • CAM for pain management and mental health - veterans, homeless and indigent populations

Current Research

  • Gender, Symptom Experience and CAM Practices Among Cancer Survivors. Patterns & Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Therapy Use in the U.S. Cancer Population: Secondary Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey. Pain Management Outcomes of Healing Touch Interventions.

  • Gentle Yoga for Lung Cancer Patients Study

Clinical Area of Expertise

  • Community Health Nursing Cancer Nursing

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Therapies
    Herbs - Vitamins - Supplements
    Energy Balancing (Healing Touch, Reiki)
    Yoga & Eastern practices
    Humor for Healing

Courses Taught

  • Community Health Health Promotion & Wellness

  • Nursing Theory


  • Holistic Nursing

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Health Promotion and Symptom Management


Fouladbakhsh, J. M. & Stommel, M. (In Press). Comparative Analysis of CAM Use in Cancer and Noncancer Populations. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. & Stommel, M. (2007). Using the Behavioral Model for complementary and alternative medicine: The CAM Healthcare Model. Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine. Vol.4, Issue 1.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. (2006). Patterns and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Therapy Use in a Cancer Population: A Secondary Analysis of the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. UMI ProQuest Digital Dissertations. Available at

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. & Levin, J. (2006). Complementary and alternative medicine. In Treatment Options: A Guide for People Living with Pain. Baltimore, MD: American Pain Foundation.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. (2007). Elsevier Nursing Continuing Education Course: Complementary & Alternative Therapies Module. Elsevier Publishing.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. (2006). A Visual Image of Energy Healing: Research on Pain Management. JMF Production Co. Rochester Hills, MI.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M., Stommel, M., Given, B., & Given, C. (2005). Predictors of use of complementary and alternative therapies by cancer patients. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32, 6, 1115-1123

Vallerand, A.H, Fouladbakhsh, J. M., & Templin, T. (2005). Patients’ choices for the self-treatment of pain. Applied Nursing Research, 18(2), 90-96.

Riley-Doucet, C., Fouladbakhsh, J. M. & Vallerand, A. H. (2004) Canadian and American self-treatment of pain; A comparative study. Journal of Rural and Remote Health, 4, 286.

Vallerand, A.H., Fouladbakhsh, J. M. & Templin, T. (2004). Self-treatment of pain in a rural community. Journal of Rural Health, 20, 2, 166-172.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. (2004). The healing effects of music. Partners in Nursing Excellence. Beaumont Healthcare System.

Fouladbakhsh, J. M. (2004). The healing effects of humor. Partners in Nursing Excellence. Beaumont Healthcare System.

Fouladbakhsh, J.M. (2003). Nonpharmacological & complementary approaches to pain management. In Pain Management Made Incredibly Easy. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Co.


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