Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, USA


Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA, is the Chair of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC), a national non-profit organization that represents the five licensed Complementary and Integrative Healthcare fields in the USA  (acupuncture and Oriental medicine, chiropractic, naturopathic, massage, and direct entry midwifery). She currently serves as a member of the IOM’s six-year Global Forum on Innovation for Health Professional Education, is co-founder of two Doctorates of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs, and is a member of the American College of TCM (ACTCM) doctoral faculty, co-chairs the ACTCM DAOM Integrative Medicine Department and is a member of the DAOM Academic Council. 

Dr. Goldblatt has a Masters in Public Administration/Health Administration (MPA/HA) from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and she earned her PhD from UCLA, Los Angles, California, USA.

Goldblatt is a leading educator in the acupuncture and East-Asian medicine profession. She served as President of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), a national organization that represents over 50 colleges throughout the US from 1996-2002, was the CCAOM Vice-President from 1990-1996, and was on the CCAOM Executive Committee through 2013. Goldblatt co-chaired the Education Committee of the North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Council from 1994-2006. She served on the Board of Trustees for Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR for ten years. From 1987-2003, Goldblatt was President of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), Portland, OR. She served as Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Assessment at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California from 2004-2012. 

She also serves on several non-profit boards that promote access to health care, body/mind practices, education and is on two boards that link the environment to our health.