Bastyr's Research Initiatives
Bastyr’s very foundation is built upon a tradition of research in the natural health arts and sciences. Our focus is on student-centered, faculty-mentored research in the form of capstone, master’s theses and individual faculty-mentored research projects. In recognition that research has often bypassed or inappropriately utilized BIPOC communities, Bastyr has a stated objective to focus on best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion, and in generating research with intrinsic benefit to traditionally marginalized and underserved communities.
Bastyr University Research Institute was established in 1986 and was the first natural health university research unit to receive a National Institutes of Health grant. Bastyr researchers have received millions of dollars in research funding for a diverse set of initiatives across the natural health spectrum.
Past Research Initiatives
PubMed is an online search tool that will enable you to locate published research, and other biomedical literature, affiliated with Bastyr University and our faculty and scientists. You simply click on the button provided here and type the words “Bastyr University” in the search field to find studies by Bastyr and our graduates.
According to their site, ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Registration on this site is a mandatory prerequisite for publication.
ND, Ph.D., MPH
Dr. Mischley's work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published studies related to coenzyme Q10, lithium,…
ND, MPH, FABNO
Dr. Sweet is an associate research scientist at BURI studying the effects of integrative oncology on health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes in people living with cancer. Her…
In addition to her role at Bastyr University, Dr. Kara M.K. Bensley is an Associate Scientist at the Alcohol Research Group (Public Health Institute). She is particularly interested in…
LM, CPM, MPH, Ph.D.
Dr. Khemet Taiwo is an epidemiologist whose dissertation research examined the role of maternal prenatal stress on child neurodevelopment and how these stressors interact with environmental…
Daniel C. Rosen
Dr. Rosen was the founding co-director of the Daniel K. Church Center for Social Justice & Diversity at Bastyr University (2014-2020). He founded the non-profit organization AWARE in…