Courtney Jackson ND

Courtney Jackson ND

TEL: 503-284-5220
FAX: 503-284-4971

Courtney chose naturopathic medicine because it allowed her to take a holistic approach to patient care, using a variety of evidence-based treatment methods such as lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, and nutritional therapies. The principles of naturopathic medicine, including a deep respect for the natural world, the importance of the physician as teacher, and an understanding that each patient is unique, continue to resonate deeply with her.

Courtney enjoys establishing a sense of teamwork with her patients that is based on trust and listening. Patients have the capacity to achieve incredible health and healing when they have access to the appropriate resources. This could be arriving at an accurate diagnosis, personalizing a treatment plan, or making an appropriate referral. Courtney finds it deeply fulfilling to be a part of that process.

Courtney lives on a small farm in Hood River with her family and a variety of furry and feathered farm animals. She is an avid reader and a creative cook who enjoys preparing new dishes without using recipes. She also enjoys active time in nature, including walking, skiing, hiking, and biking. 

Volunteer Activities

Board Member, Gorge Grown Food Network

Member, Hood River Valley High School College Scholarship Committee Member

Board Member, Zenger Farm, 2011-2013

Other Activities

Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians


ND, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR, 2008

BS, Resource Ecology Management, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000


Naturopath Physician


Distinguished Service Award for Founding, Leading, and Developing the Food as Medicine Institute, NUNM, 2017

TedX Montreal Speaker, 2016

Making a Difference Award, NUNM SGA, 2013

Making a Difference Award, NUNM SGA, 2011


Tippens KM, Erlandsen A, Hanes DA, Graybill R, Jackson C, Briley J, Zwickey H. “Impact of a short-term whole-foods-based nutrition education intervention on dietary behavior and diabetes risk markers: a pilot study”. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Feb 2019.

Briley J, Jackson C. “Food as Medicine Everyday- Reclaim Your Health With Whole Foods”. NUNM Press, 2016.