John S Finnell, ND, MPH, MSAOM, LAc
Prior to beginning his career in integrative medicine, Dr. Finnell completed a Master’s of Science in environmental engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He subsequently earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in addition to a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Dr. Finnell completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). He also lead and participated in numerous research studies, including “Vitamin D and Aging: Unraveling the Regulatory Axis between Vitamin D and Klotho”, funded by NCCAM (2009-2012), and “A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of High-quality Vitamin D3 Nutritional Supplements to Replete Serum Vitamin D”, funded by the Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation (2009-2011).
A frequent presenter at professional conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Finnell’s strong research background and clinical experience as naturopathic and Chinese medicine practitioner bring an evidence-based and integrative perspective to AOMA’s doctoral program.
Research and academic interests:
- Lifestyle and environmental determinants of health: health-span optimization, chronic disease prevention, and lifestyle education for the improvement of quality of life
- Nutrition and botanical medicine: nutritional epidemiology, whole foods nutrition, dietary interventions, caloric restriction, medically supervised fasting and pharmacognosy
- Integrative medicine: models of inter-professional clinical education and practice, integrative patient-centered medical home, and patient centered outcomes research
- Translational medicine: proteomics, nutrigenomics, metabolism and aging