James Gerber, DC, MS

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Gerber was trained as a chiropractic physician, but finds himself increasingly specializing in nutrition and botanical medicine. He teaches NUT530 Nutrition I.

Though not as strict about my diet as some people expect, I enjoy healthy cooking and eating. I keep fit by playing two or three matches of tennis every week.

Birthplace: Los Angeles
High School: Westchester
What I like best about Portland: Great food!

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Curriculum Vitae

Updated December 3, 2008

1996 Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition (DACBN)
  Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN)
1994 Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO)
1987 MS, Biology/Nutrition
  University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut
1981 Doctor of Chiropractic
  Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon
1974 BA, Psychology
  University of California at Santa Barbara               
1990 to present  Associate Professor
  Western States Chiropractic College
  2900 NE 132nd Ave., Portland, OR
  Lester Lamm, DC, Academic Dean
  Elaine Erdman, DC, Dean of Clinics 
Class Assignments.  Currently part-time. Teaching responsibilities have included basic nutrition, clinical nutrition and botanicals, clinical geriatrics, clinical neurology and radiographic anatomy. Current responsibilities are limited to basic nutrition and clinical nutrition and botanicals.
Staff Clinician.  Through 6/94 I was directly responsible for patient care delivered in conjunction with the education, supervision and evaluation of clinic interns assigned to me. 
Clinical Nutrition Consultant.  Currently I consult with interns, staff clinicians and field doctors on cases involving clinical nutrition.
Administrative Service.  Past committee membership:  Curriculum, Research, Strategic Planning, Postgraduate Education, Student Conduct, White Paper (ad hoc), Chiropractic Primary Care (ad hoc).  Thesis Advisor, Baccalaureate Degree Program, current. Faculty Senate Vice-President, 1996-97, Faculty Senate President, 1997-98.
Recent Accomplishments. I developed protocols for clinical use of botanical therapeutics in WSCC patient care centers. I serve as a content expert in natural therapeutics for the Conservative Care Pathways project, and have authored or contributed to several care pathways.
1990 to present  Postgraduate Faculty
  Western States Chiropractic College 
  Lester Lamm, DC, Director
Wisconsin Nutritional Education Series. Cosponsored with Fetterman Events. A 48-hour program in nutrition to satisfy a new state board requirement for chiropractic physicians intending to practice nutrition therapy. Three programs presented from 2007-2008.
Nutrition and Botanicals for Cancer Prevention. An in-depth review of scientific research on the role of diet, nutrition supplements, and botanical medicines in the prevention of common cancers, including cancer of the lung, colon, breast, prostate, and skin. Two seminars presented from 2001-2002.
Chiropractic Orthopedics Diplomate Program.  A three-year credentialing program that qualifies participants for specialty status granted by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics. Nine seminars presented from 1997-2000 on cervical disk and related syndromes, lumbar spine syndromes, and clinical neurology.
Chronic Pain in the Chiropractic Practice.  A survey of diagnosis and treatment issues in the care of chronic diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, delayed recovery syndrome, recurrent back injury and headache.  Eleven seminars presented from 1996-2002.
Nutrition for the Geriatric Patient. A six-hour survey of clinical nutrition issues relevant to the care of geriatric patients, including osteoarthritis management, cardiovascular disease risk reduction and management, and cancer prevention. One seminar presented in 1999.
Clinical Nutrition for the Chiropractic Physician.  A survey of topics of current concern in clinical nutrition, emphasizing the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.  Ten seminars presented from 1992-1995.
Sports Physicians Diplomate Program - Nutritional Considerations.  A survey of issues in sports nutrition and nutritional care of athletic injuries.  Four seminars presented from 1991-1993 and in 2004.
Clinical Nutrition Certificate Program - Sessions 1 & 2.  Introductory topics in the biochemistry and physiology of macronutrients and micronutrients.  Four seminars presented from 1990-1991.
2001 to present  Adjunct Associate Professor
  National College of Naturopathic Medicine
  David R. Odiorne, DC, Provost
I have been a part-time instructor in the Department of Naturopathic Medicine since 2001. Currently I teach the first of four core curriculum courses in Nutrition.
2001 to present  Adjunct Faculty
  University of Bridgeport, Nutrition Institute
  David M. Brady, ND, DC, Director
I have been a part-time online instructor in the program leading to the M.S. in Human Nutrition since 2001. Currently I teach the core course in Vitamins and Minerals and the elective in Botanical Therapeutics.
2006 to present Course Developer and Presenter
  16632 167th Ave SE, Monroe, WA
  Carl Cosgrove, DC, Founder
I have developed four online courses in clinical nutrition for license renewal. Cosponsored by National University of Health Sciences.
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, 1996
Certified Clinical Nutritionist, 1996
Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics, 1994
Licensee, Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1990 to present.
Licensee, California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1982 (inactive).
Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1981.
Member, American Chiropractic Association.
Member, Council on Nutrition, American Chiropractic Association.
Member, International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.
Member, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.