Academic Leadership

Robyn Sodders, DAOM

Director of Doctoral Programs

DAOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego

MSTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego

Dr. Robyn Sodders began her journey into the world of health and wellness in 1993 as a fitness instructor, yoga instructor, and massage therapist. These experiences led her to begin her studies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 2005. She began a professional practice in Oriental Medicine in 2010, and has worked in private practice, integrated medical practice, and hospital settings.  She returned to complete her doctoral studies in 2010; during this time, she specialized in psycho-emotional disorders. In 2015, she defended her research on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injuries, neurochemistry, and complementary and alternative medicine.  She has worked extensively with the veteran population both as an acupuncturist and with a not-for-profit organization. Dr. Sodders returned to academia to pursue her passion of teaching, developing programs, and leadership. Over the years, she has been an associate professor in biology and anatomy and physiology, helping to prepare master’s students for the licensure board exams. She is also a professor in both the master’s and doctoral programs on neuroscience and brain trauma, ethics, professionalism, and laws and regulations, as well as research and literature reviews. She joins AOMA with nearly three years of experience as a DAOM program director at another ACAOM accredited school.