Angela Senders, ND

Angela Senders, ND

Assistant Dean of Research & Graduate Studies

Co-Chair Global Health   Email

Dr. Angela Senders is the Assistant Dean of Research and the co-chair of the Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH) Program at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NCNM in 2005 and maintained a private practice for six years with a focus on mind-body medicine. During this time she trained extensively with M.E.T.A. (Mindful Experiential Therapeutic Approaches), one of the premier educational institutes for applied mindfulness, in Portland, OR. Her work with clients utilized mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy to address the relationship between life experience and physical disease.

In 2011 she 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 health care context. She completed a Master of Clinical Research in 2014 and currently investigates the impact of psychological stress and mindfulness in multiple sclerosis.

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Recent projects include:

  • A cross-sectional survey to evaluate perceived stress in multiple sclerosis and the role of mindfulness in health and well-being
  • Focus groups to evaluate the relationship between psychological stress and multiple sclerosis and how stress is handled in the conventional medical visit
  • Feasibility and validity study of PROMIS for collecting patient-reported outcomes in multiple sclerosis