IHPC Environmental & Health Committee, Co-chair
Founding President, Bastyr University
A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is the founding president of Bastyr University and one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. Under his leadership, Bastyr became the first accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first NIH-funded center for alternative medicine research. In June 2000, Dr. Pizzorno retired after 22 years from the presidency of Bastyr University.
In 2000 Dr. Pizzorno was appointed by President Clinton to the seminal White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and in 2001 in the Bush Administration by President George W. Bush to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.
Joe is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine (with more than 100,000 copies bought by doctors worldwide) and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (more than 1,500,000 copies in six languages). For the general public he published “Total Wellness: Improve Your Health by Understanding the Body’s Healing Systems.”