Dr. Scarlett has been teaching in NCNM classrooms and clinics for 15 years. Her undergraduate studies were in biology and religion (not a lot of overlapping credits!) at the University of Puget Sound. She then studied bioethics on a graduate fellowship at the University of Tennessee. Searching for a profession that would pull together her interests and passions, Dr. Scarlett found a perfect fit with naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Scarlett received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 1997 and then completed two years of family practice residency. She is currently an attending physician at InAct community clinic for individuals overcoming drug addiction.
Areas of interest and expertise:
• Medical Ethics and Bioethics
• Clinical and Physical Diagnosis
• Essential Oils (aromatic botanical medicine)
As one of the original Vanguard faculty members of the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Scarlett received training in, and consequently implemented, evidence-based medicine into the curriculum. She recently co-authored a pilot research study on interprofessional attitudes at CAM institutions.
In addition to teaching in the naturopathic program, Dr. Scarlett also teaches courses in the master's of research program and the classical Chinese medicine program.
• CLS510/520/530 Clinical and Physical Diagnosis I, II, III
• CLS510L/520L/530L Physical Diagnosis lab I, II, III
• CLS514/524/534 Clinical Case Presentation I, II, III
• NOS721 Urology
• NPH531 Naturopathic Medical Ethics
• Physical Diagnosis lab
• RES505 Bioethics
Getting to know Dr. Scarlett:
I moved to Portland to go to NCNM and fell in love with the place. I have a peaceful home and garden with my partner, two poodles and cat; and love exploring the coast, mountains, rivers and lakes of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Birthplace: Castro Valley, CA
High School: Moreau High, Hayward, CA
Activities: kayaking, hiking, camping, biking (commuting), ballroom dancing, cooking, travel
Favorite Quote #1: “The art of medicine is amusing the patient while nature heals the disease.” Voltaire
Favorite Quote #2: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s [sic] best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx
Music: World, Folk, Bluegrass, Pink Martini, Adele, and the wonders of Pandora
Hobbies: languages (French, Spanish, ASL), building/fixing stuff, the Enneagram
Favorite Vacation Spot: TMTC (too many to count)
Favorite Restaurant: Pambiche, India Oven, Dick's Kitchen, Cadillac Cafe
What I like best about Portland: livable neighborhoods, sustainability, arts community, Portland Center Stage, parks and restaurants per capita, independent bookstores, $3 moviehouses/pubs, folks let you merge into traffic, University of Portland women’s soccer; I could go on and on.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Physicians for Social Responsibility (Oregon Chapter)
Environmental Working Group
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro