Nancy Scarlett, ND

  • Focus: Bioethics & Urology
  • Education: National College of Naturopathic Medicine, ND, 1997

Dr. Nancy Scarlett has been teaching in NUNM classrooms and clinics for more than 15 years. Her undergraduate studies were in biology and religion (not a lot of overlapping credits!) at the University of Puget Sound. She then studied bioethics on a graduate fellowship at the University of Tennessee. Searching for a profession that would pull together her interests and passions, Dr. Scarlett found a perfect fit with naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Scarlett received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1997 and then completed two years of family practice residency. She is currently an attending physician at InAct community clinic for individuals overcoming drug addiction.

Areas of interest and expertise:

  • Medical Ethics and Bioethics
  • Clinical and Physical Diagnosis
  • Urology
  • Essential Oils (aromatic botanical medicine)
  • Interprofessionalism

As one of the original Vanguard faculty members of the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Scarlett received training in, and consequently implemented, evidence-based medicine into the curriculum. She recently co-authored a pilot research study on interprofessional attitudes at CAM institutions.

In addition to teaching in the naturopathic program, Dr. Scarlett also teaches courses in the integrative medicine research program and classical Chinese medicine programs.


  • CLE828 Clinic Skills Enhancement
  • CLE827 Clinical GPA Skills
  • CLE430 Introduction to Clinic first year
  • CLE717 Medicinary Practicum
  • CLE942A Clinic Education second year
  • CLS510L/520L/530L Clinical Physical diagnosis lab I, II, III
  • CLS514/524/534 Clinical Case Presentations I, II, III
  • NOS721 Urology
  • NPH531 Ethics