Alumni Speaker Profile
Carlo Calabrese, Naturopathic Doctor & Master of Public Health
Dr. Calabrese received his ND from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1983 and his MPH from the in University of Washington 1992. He is a senior investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute and research professor at NCNM, where he works in developing research methods and infrastructure for investigating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Dr. Calabrese has performed and published clinical trials and observational studies in nutrients, botanicals and CAM practices. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Healthy & Science University (OHSU), where he is also the associate director of the NIH/NCCAM Developmental Research Center on CAM, Expectancies and Outcomes. He has served on the NIH/NCCAM Advisory Council and on its Data and Safety Monitoring Board. He was a founder and co-director of the Bastyr University Research Institute after serving as dean of clinical education and clinic director at NCNM.
From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Calabrese was product development manager for Nutricia, the world’s largest dietary supplement manufacturer. He authored the first successful applications for an NIH research grant to a naturopathic institution and contributed to the development of ethical research oversight and laboratory facilities at NCNM and Bastyr. He was the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) Physician of the year in 1987, after leading the successful effort to secure the Department of Education’s first recognition of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, the naturopathic profession’s academic accrediting agency. He is a principal in the development of a national research agenda for naturopathic medicine, and his current studies are mixed methods clinical trials in metabolic risk and cognition and the development of clinical informatics for observational study of CAM practices.