Jessica Nagelkirk, ND

Chief Medical Officer | Dean of Clinics | Assistant Professor

Dr. Jessica Nagelkirk has been with NUNM for over a decade, providing evidence-informed integrative patient care as attending physician through the university’s health clinics and teaching in the classroom setting. After obtaining her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM, she completed a three-year residency in naturopathic family medicine. She holds additional certifications in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, advanced intravenous chelation therapy, and implantable birth control methods.

As a full-time faculty member, Dr. Nagelkirk provides patients of all ages from pediatric to geriatric primary care and adjunctive medical services. She piloted NUNM’s collaboration with Pacific University in establishing a multimodal psychiatric clinic with services from naturopathic physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and physical therapists and believes strongly in team based care. Within her scope as a family medicine physician she has a special interest in integrative mental health, cardiopulmonary medicine, hormonal/reproductive health and chronic conditions. In addition to supervising medical students and resident physicians providing direct patient care, Dr. Nagelkirk is the course director for the psychology and mental health curriculum in the naturopathic doctorate program. She lectures in this curriculum as well as in the cardiopulmonary, neurology, and therapeutic modalities blocks.

Forever striving for work-life balance, Dr. Nagelkirk enjoys adventuring with her husband, daughter, and dogs getting outside or traveling whenever possible. Having fully adapted to life in Portland, good coffee and wine are included in her extracurricular activities.


  • PSU522 Psychological Diagnosis
  • BAS5111L Clinical Anatomy Lab CLS6220 Cardiology & Pulmonary lecture, lab and tutorial
  • THR5120T Intro to Therapeutic Modalities
  • Diabetes elective