Dr. Angela Senders is the assistant dean of the School of Research & Graduate Studies and chair of the Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health (MSiMH) program at NUNM. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 (now known as National University of Natural Medicine), and then maintained a private practice for six years with a focus on mind-body medicine. During this time, Dr. Senders trained extensively with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.), one of the premier educational institutes for applied mindfulness, located in Portland, Oregon. Her work with clients utilized mindfulness and somatic psychotherapeutic techniques to address the relationship between life experience and physical disease.
In 2011, Dr. Senders was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship with the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University to study mind-body medicine in a larger healthcare context. She completed a Master of Clinical Research degree in 2014 and was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support her program of research. Dr. Senders investigates the impact of psychological stress and mindfulness in multiple sclerosis and aims to improve the experience of living with a chronic neurological condition.