Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, The

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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, The

Editor-in-Chief: John Weeks

ISSN: 1075-5535 • Online ISSN: 1557-7708 • Published Monthly

Current Volume: 23

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.622

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editorial Board


John Weeks
Seattle, WA

Managing Editor

Susan Jensen
Phone    914-740-2148
Fax        914-740-2101

Executive Editors

Claire M. Cassidy, PhD, DiplAc, LAc
Paradigms Found Consulting
Bethesda, MD

Richard Hammerschlag, PhD
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Portland, OR

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Peter M. Wayne, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Associate Editors' Sections

Aviad Haramati, PhD
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Wayne B. Jonas, MD  
SHIFT, H&S Ventures
Alexandria, VA

Scott Mist, PhD, MAcOM, MS, MA, LAc
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH
United States Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center
Joint Base Andrews, MD

Creative Arts Therapy
Ping Ho, MA, MPH
UCLArts and Healing
Los Angeles, CA

Associate Editors

William Benda, MD
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD
University of Toronto

Daniel C.  Cherkin, PhD
Group Health Research Institute
Seattle, WA

Paolo Roberti di Sarsina, MD
University of Milano-Bicocca

Jeff Dusek, PhD
Penny George Institute/Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Patricia Herman, ND, PhD
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA

Mohamed Khalil, MBBCh, MPH, MSc, MD
Public Health & Research Development Research Unit, NCCAM, MOH
Riyadh, Saudi Arabi

Myeong Soo Lee, PhD
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Daejeon, South Korea

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Benson-Henry Institute
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Melinda Ring, MD
Northwestern Osher Center
Chicago, IL

David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa         
University of California
La Jolla, CA

Pamela Snider, ND
Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Institute
Snoqualmie, WA

Amie Steel, PhD, MPH
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Brisbane, Australia

James Whedon, DC, MS
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Whittier, CA

Leonard Wisneski, MD            
Integrative Health Policy Consortium
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Editorial Board

Iris R. Bell, MD, PhD
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Stephen Birch, PhD, LicAc, MBAcC
Foundation for Traditional East Asian Medicine

Gerard Bodeker, EdD
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Josef A. Brinckmann
Traditional Medicinals
Sebastopol, CA

Claudia Citkovitz, MS, LAc
NYU Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Cindy Crawford
TLI Foundation
Warwick, NY

Vinjar Fønnebø, MD, PhD
University of Tromso

Daniel F. Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPh(c)
Boston University School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH
Boston University
Boston, MA
Steve Given, DAOM, LAc
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Michael Goldstein, PhD
Fielding School of Public Health
University of Californa
Los Angeles, CA

Patrick J. Hanaway, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Alex Hankey, PhD, MSCI
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Bengaluru, India

Konstantine Korotkov, PhD
St. Petersburg Federal Technical University

Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, FACC, FCCP  
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Lixing Lao, PhD, CMD (China), Lac  
The University of Hong Kong

Romy Lauche, PhD
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Shin Lin, PhD
University of California
Irvine, CA

Hugh MacPherson, PhD, MBAcC
Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine
United Kingdom

David Muehsam, PhD
National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems
Bologna, Italy

Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc   
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Kylie O’Brien, MPH, PhD
National Institute of Integrative Medicine
Hawthorn, Australia

James L. Oschman, PhD
Nature’s Own Research Association
Dover, NH

Bhushan Patwardhan, PhD
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Pune, India

Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD, MPH
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Beverly Rubik, PhD  
Institute for Frontier Science
Oakland, CA

Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Simon A. Senzon, MA, DC
John F. Kennedy University
Pleasant Hill, CA

Venkat Sharma, PhD
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ

Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Sommers, LAc, MPH, PhD
Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Chris C. Streeter, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, MPH
Veterans Administration
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Tims, PhD
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Laurel, MD

Dana Ullman, MPH
Homeopathic Educational Services
Berkeley, CA

Ruth Westreich
The Westreich Foundation
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Claudia M. Witt, MD, MBA
Charité University Medical Center

Jacqueline C. Wootton, MEd  
Alternative Medicine Information
United Kingdom
Charlie C.L. Xue, BMed, PhD
RMIT University

Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Heather L. Zwickey, PhD
Helfgott Research Institute
National College of Natural Medicine
Portland, OR

Founding Editor

Kim A. Jobst, MA, DM, MRCP, MFHom, DipAc
Functional Shift Consulting Ltd
Hereford, United Kingdom

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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