Suzanna Zick

Dr. Zick is a Research Associate Professor in Family Medicine at Michigan Medicine and Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zick received her degree as a naturopathic physician from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Zick was a founding investigator of a P50 center grant focused on investigating integrative medicine and cardiovascular disease, which was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the University of Michigan in 1998. She also was a founding member of the executive committee of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research and was the Research Working Co-chair (2009-2012) for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health and Medicine. She is a Past President for the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is co-chair of the SIO Clinical Guideline Committee. Dr. Zick’s research interests include the effect of natural products for cancer prevention; the use of complementary therapies including self-acupressure and whole food diets for control of cancer-related symptoms on fatigue, sleep disturbance and quality of life during cancer survivorship. She has also been part of a team examining the interrelationship between fatigue, inflammatory cytokines and brain neurochemistry as well as working to develop a mobile application and social media resources to help implement self-acupressure ‘real world’ clinical and community settings. Along with her research activities Dr. Zick is the course director of a NCI education grant to teach oncology providers evidence-based integrative oncology allowing them to become transformative leaders for integrative oncology within their institutions and clinics.