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Dr. Laurie Menk Otto

School of Research & Graduate Studies

 Title

 

Adjunct Faculty

 Focus

 

Whole Person Health

 Education

 

ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2007
MPH, University of Arizona, 2011

 Office Phone

 

503.552.1795

 Email

 

lmenkotto@ncnm.edu

 Courses

 

 

 

Dr. Laurie Menk Otto graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 with a Naturopathic Doctor degree with honors in research from Helfgott Research Institute. In 2008, she was awarded an NIH-NCCAM T32 fellowship at the University of Arizona to study clinical medical research. This two-year research fellowship focused on the study of nonlinear dynamics and complex adaptive systems, and the interface of complementary and alternative medicine with biomedical research. Dr. Menk Otto was awarded a third year of fellowship, during which time she completed her master of public health degree from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Menk Otto's fellowship research focused on the investigation of subjective well-being as a measure of whole person health, and its relationship to self-care management, health and illness. Her master degree capstone project used participant-led photography to document life aspects and experiences that influence psychosocial well-being among cancer survivors. Other areas of interest include the relationship between the gastrointestinal and immune systems in the expression of allergy and chronic disease, and global health.