Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Minnesota,USA

 

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, has more than 40 years of leadership and expertise in healthcare. In addition to her roles as nurse, teacher, healthcare administrator and researcher, she is also an internationally recognized pioneer and innovator in the field of integrative health and wellbeing. Dr. Kreitzer earned her doctoral degree in public health focused on health services research, policy and administration, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. In addition to her Center role, she is a tenured professor in the School of Nursing, and co-director of the doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) specialty in integrative health and healing, a joint program between the School and the Center.
 
From 2004-2007, Dr. Kreitzer served as the vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.  In 2009, Dr. Kreitzer testified at a US Senate hearing titled “Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform” as well as the Institute of Medicine Summit titled “Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public”.   In 2013, she received the Bravewell Distinguished Service Award from the Consortium.
As a recognized leader in integrative health and wellbeing, Dr. Kreitzer regularly presents to practitioner and public audiences as well as at academic and healthcare conferences. She has authored over 100 publications and is the co-editor of Integrative Nursing published in 2014 by Oxford Press. Dr. Kreitzer also serves as co-editor-in-chief of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, an international journal focused on improving health and wellbeing worldwide.