Dr. Tuson-Turner is a licensed naturopathic physician and pelvic floor therapist in Oregon. Following undergraduate training in medical anthropology, Dr. Tuson-Turner completed masters’ degrees in integrative medicine research and global health, a certificate in natural childbirth, and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She is adjunct faculty at NUNM where she teaches courses in the Naturopathic, Global Health and Integrative Medicine Research departments.
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. She has worked with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health to learn about cultural perspectives on health and healing. Additionally, she conducted her master’s thesis, a mixed-methods research study which she designed and piloted, on maternal experience of childbirth in Ghana. Her research examined factors that influence a woman’s perception of her medical care and its relationship to her utilization of integrative therapies. Her current research interests include the ethics of global educational engagement, women’s health, reproductive health justice, and integrative medicine. She is a recipient of the Globe Trotter Award from NUNM for her dedication and work establishing relationships and creating lasting partnerships in the field of global health.
Dr. Tuson-Turner currently practices primary family care medicine at the Lake Oswego Health Center. Additionally, she has special interest and training in regenerative injection and IV therapies, physical medicine, sexual and reproductive health, hormone management, and dermatology.