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Prior to beginning his career in integrative medicine, Dr. Finnell completed a master of science in environmental engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. His interest in lifestyle and environmental determinants of health then led him to earn a doctorate of naturopathic medicine and a master of science in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Bastyr University, as well as a master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Washington.
In addition to maintaining a professional naturopathic and Chinese medicine practice, Dr. Finnell has also completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). He has led and participated in numerous research studies, including studies funded by the NCCIH, the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, and the National Health Association. A frequent presenter at professional conferences throughout the United States and internationally, 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 a naturopathic and Chinese medicine practitioner enable him to bring an evidence-based and integrative perspective to AOMA’s doctoral program.
In his role as DAOM program director, Dr. Finnell participated in the reaccreditation process to reaffirm AOMA’s level change with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the doctoral-level degree, and led the eligibility effort to achieve candidacy (pre-accreditation) status for the DAOM with the Accreditation Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
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.
Seattle, WA, USA
Bastyr University, Seattle
Revival: Restore the Vis
health-span optimization, chronic disease prevention, and lifestyle, nutritional epidemiology, whole foods nutrition, dietary interventions, caloric restriction, medically supervised fasting and pharmacognosy, Integrative medicine, Translational medicine