Heather Zwickey, PhD

Dr. Heather Zwickey brings a fresh inspiration to research at NUNM. Her training at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver prepared her to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Zwickey seeks to prove natural therapies’ benefit to immunological responses. Her research experience examining the effects of botanicals, probiotics, energy medicine, and diet on immunological parameters in humans is pivotal to achieving this task. Dr. Zwickey also explores the mechanisms involved in infectious disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, psychoneuroimmunology, and immunological tolerance.

Since joining NUNM, Dr. Zwickey has received an enthusiastic response and support from students and NUNM administration for her many accomplishments. She has received several awards–including a research award, and a lifetime achievement award–from NUNM students and faculty. In addition, she is an inveterate fundraiser for NUNM research, including raising more than $1,000,000 in donations to launch the Helfgott Research Institute.

Dr. Zwickey initiated the Student Research Program at NUNM and serves as a mentor for student research projects. She enjoys mentoring post-doctoral fellows and junior investigators. In line with mentoring the next generation of integrative medicine researchers, Dr. Zwickey serves as the principal investigator of a NIH grant that increases research and evidence-based medicine in the curriculum at NUNM. Her long-term personal goal is to establish NUNM as one of the leading integrative medicine research institutions in the U.S.

View Dr. Zwickey’s Curriculum Vitae

  • Title
    Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Professor of Immunology Director, NCNM Helfgott Research Institute
  • Focus
    Immunology
  • Education
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, PhD, Immunology & Microbiology, 1998
  • Office Phone
    503.552.1751
  • Email
  • Courses
    • BAS437 Immunology
    • GSGH714E Wilderness First Aid
    • GAGH842E Intro to Tropical Disease / Tanzania Cultural Immersion Trip
    • RES832E Vaccinations
    • RES538E Teaching Strategies and Course Development
    • RES702 Integrative Immunology