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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.
Board Member, Gorge Grown Food Network
Member, Hood River Valley High School College Scholarship Committee Member
Board Member, Zenger Farm, 2011-2013
Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
EDUCATION & TRAINING
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
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.