Madeleine "Abena" Tuson-Turner

Madeleine “Abena” Tuson-Turner, ND, MSIMR, MScGH

Adjunct Faculty
  • Education:
    • National College of Natural Medicine, ND, 2011
    • National College of Natural Medicine, MSIMR, 2015
    • National College of Natural Medicine, MScGH, 2016

Dr. Tuson-Turner is a licensed naturopathic physician and regenerative medicine specialist in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical practice focuses on hormone imbalances, sexual and reproductive issues, pelvic pain, bladder disease (IC, incontinence), and pelvic organ prolapse. She specializes in regenerative injection and IV therapies, ozone therapies, and functional hormone balancing.

Following undergraduate training in medical anthropology, Dr. Tuson-Turner attended the National College of Natural Medicine (now NUNM) and earned a degree in naturopathic medicine, master’s degrees in integrative medicine research and global health, and a certificate in natural childbirth.

Out of a desire to create equitable sustainable development alongside cooperative global health educational opportunities, Dr. Tuson-Turner has lived and worked in Ghana, West Africa, part-time since 2009. During this time she has worked with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health and the University of Ghana School of Public Health to conduct research in cultural perspectives on health and healing. Dr. Tuson-Turner’s current research interests include the ethics of global educational engagement, women’s health, reproductive health justice, and applications of integrative medicine globally.

Dr. Tuson-Turner is the Chairperson for the AANP Global Health Committee. She also contributes her expertise as a member of the Research and Education Committees of the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF). She is a contributing author to the WNF’s Health Technology Assessment 2021 volume on Naturopathy: Practice, Effectiveness, Economics and Safety.


  • Intro to Integrative Medicine
  • Foundations of Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Intro to Medical Systems
  • Comparative Global Health
  • Structure and Function (Reproductive Anatomy and Pathology)