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Dr. Kurt Beil

School of Research & Graduate Studies

 Title

 

Adjunct Faculty

 Focus

 

Environmental Medicine

 Education

 

ND, MSOM, National College of Natural Medicine, 2006, 2008;
MPH, Portland State University, 2010
 

 Office Phone

 

503.552.1751

 Email

 

kbeil@ncnm.edu

 Courses

 

 


 

 

Dr. Kurt Beil is an adjunct faculty member at NCNM, teaching courses in environmental medicine, integrative microbiology and public health, and academic research journal club. He completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, with a BA in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. In 2006, he received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degrees from the National College of Natural Medicine.
 
In 2010, Dr. Beil received his Master of Public Health from Portland State University, with a focused on health promotion and integrative medicine, specifically concentrating on the use of natural environments and urban green spaces as holistic public health resources. While at PSU, he also completed the graduate certificate in sustainability, and was one of the first recipients of the Miller Foundation grant, allowing him to conduct a survey of people’s awareness of the relationship between sustainability and health. He has consulted with Metro, the Portland regional elected government, on the health benefits of our system of parks, trails and natural areas, known collectively as the Intertwine.
 
Dr. Beil’s research focuses on the complex interactions between people and their surroundings, and how these interactions influence levels of stress, well-being and health. He utilizes objective and subjective empirical methods to quantify psycho-physiological responses to natural and built environmental settings. He is interested in how a closer personal and social relationship with the natural world can be utilized to promote optimum holistic health for individuals, and how that relationship benefits the sustainable health of communities and ecosystems.