Affiliated Members

Natalia Murinova, M.D.
Director, UW Medicine Headache Center UW Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Biography

Dr. Natalia Murinova has more than 20 years of clinical experience in internal medicine, neurology and headaches. She completed training in internal medicine and neurology and is board-certified in headache medicine. She is active in research on medication and complementary treatment of headache and facial pain. She teaches neurology, pain and headache medicine to medical students, residents and fellows as well as advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Dr. Murinova has spoken at many regional, national and international conferences and published numerous articles and book chapters.

Peter Rabinowitz, M.D., MPH
Director, Center for One Health Research UW Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Global Health

Biography

Dr. Peter Rabinowitz’s clinical and research interests include the role of the microbiome in health and the “One Health” paradigm that stresses the overlap between the health of humans, animals and the environment. He is involved with projects exploring the therapeutic role of the human-animal bond.

Dr. Rabinowitz received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.D. from the UW and an MPH from Yale. He completed residency training in family medicine at UCSF and fellowships in general preventive medicine and occupational and environmental medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, where he was faculty and director of clinical services for the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program. He is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine, family medicine and travel medicine. He is co-editor, with Lisa Conti, DVM, of the textbook Human-Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonosis, Toxicants, and other Shared Health Risks. He serves on the human-animal bond advisory board of Pet Partners, the largest national certifier of animal therapy teams. Dr. Rabinowitz is also an attending physician in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.

Iraki Soulakvelidze, M.D.
UW Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Attending Physician, UW Medical Center's Center for Pain Relief

Biography

Dr. lrakli Soulakvelidze specializes in treating all kinds of chronic pain and is particularly interested in spinal and neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome. As director of the UW Pain Fellowship from july 2013 to january 2015, he was involved in the education of pain fellows and anesthesia residents. Dr. Soulakvelidze’s long-time interest has been studying the scientific and medical underpinnings of contemplative traditions of mindfulness and compassion. This interest led him to pursue teacher training in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) through the University of Massachusetts and compassion cultivation training through Stanford. In 2015, Dr. Soulakvelidze became a certified teacher in each discipline. These teacher-training qualifications allowed Dr. Soulakvelidze to provide compassion cultivation training to faculty and graduate students at UW Medical Center. As of late December, he’s teaching “The Science and Practice of Empathy and Compassion Cultivation in Medicine,” a new class for medical students.

Dr. Soulakvelidze’s next major effort is to offer MBSR, an evidence-based treatment, to chronic pain clinic patients. (The University of Massachusetts, the University of Pittsburg and the UW have all performed major randomized controlled trials on the subject.) Discussions with UW Medical Center leadership are underway about introducing MBSR to chronic pain clinic patients, which would create a pathway for developing a robust clinical research program.

CORA C. BREUNER, M.D., M
UW Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) UW Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Biography

Dr. Cora Breuner is director of integrative medicine in UW Medicine’s orthopaedics and sports medicine clinics. She is also a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s, and she is director of the Seattle Children’s Adolescent Eating Disorder and Biofeedback clinics. In addition, she is the team physician for the West Seattle High School football team. Dr. Breuner’s research focuses on the education of medical students and residents on the integration of complementary medicine and conventional care, the use of biofeedback as an adjunctive modality to treat children and teens with headaches and chronic abdominal and musculoskeletal pain, and the use of yoga as a possible intervention for the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Breuner earned an M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego and an adolescent medicine fellowship at the UW. She also received a master’s in public health at the UW. She wrote her thesis on the use of complementary medicine to treat homeless youth. Dr. Breuner has won multiple teaching and advocacy awards and serves as the chair of the Committee for Adolescence with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

HEATHER GREENLEE, N.D., PH.D., MPH
Medical Director, Integrative Oncology Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Associate Member, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center UW Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Biography

Heather Greenlee, N.D., Ph.D., MPH, is medical director of the Integrative Oncology Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a joint effort among Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. Dr. Greenlee is an associate member in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch and is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the UW School of Medicine. She trained in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University and in epidemiology at the UW and Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Greenlee was on the faculty at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her research focuses on the use of complementary and integrative medicine and lifestyle modifications for cancer prevention and control, with a specific interest in Latina breast cancer survivors. She uses observational studies and clinical trials to investigate what cancer survivors can do (in addition to conventional treatment) to prevent cancer, decrease side effects of treatment and improve prognosis. Dr. Greenlee has particular expertise in conducting behavioral trials related to dietary modification, increasing physical activity and weight management. She is the principal investigator of two R01 s (a type of project grant) focused on breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Greenlee is an active member of SWOG- a worldwide network of researchers that designs and conducts cancer clinical trials- which is part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Clinical Trials Network. She is also a past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Brenda Loew, M.Ac., AEMP, Dipl. Ac.

Biography

Brenda Loew, M.Ac., AEMP, Dipl. Ac., doctoral candidate, specializes in Japanese acupuncture systems, primarily Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Manaka Yin-Yang Channel Balancing Therapy and Shonishin (pediatric needle therapy). Practicing in Seattle, Washington since 1991, Ms. Loew is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University in Seattle, and at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in Mt. Vernon, WA. She has taught at the Pacific Rim College of Integrative Therapies in Victoria, B.C., Cercle des Arts Thérapeutiques in Montreal, Canada, the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto and the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, as well as other locations throughout North America. Ms Loew has studied Toyohari Meridian Therapy since 1994 with on-going advanced studies in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and is an approved U.S. Instructor for the Toyohari Association. She is President Emeritus of the National Board of the Toyohari Association of North America (TANA), co-founder of the Japanese Acupuncture Institute, past President of the Northwest Branch of the Toyohari Association of North America, co-founder and team leader of Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans, and is on the editorial board of Keiraku Chiryo International Toyohari Newsletter. Her other interests include community service, meditation (she completed a year-long meditation retreat in 1988), tai chi, studying the acupuncture Classics, research, teaching and writing

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH
clinical professor, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Biography

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH., is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. As a physician researcher, Dr. Lin and research team have conducted and published innovative and important research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings. This collaborative care model has been adopted world-wide. As a family medicine physician, she has provided primary care for diverse populations from various ethnic backgrounds.

Drl Lin graduated from Stanford University Medical School.After completing a UW affiliated Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Lin became a Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Fellow in the UW Department of Family Medicine, and received a Master’s in Public Health also from the University of Washington.

Dr. Lin has also trained extensively with founders of mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion programs, and is a certified instructor for both Mindful Self Compassion, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Dr. Lin has continued a daily meditation practice for nearly 30 years.

Allison M. Cole, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington

Biography

Dr. Cole is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she sees patients, conducts research and teaches family medicine residents. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa and received her Masters of Public Health in health services from the University of Washington. After completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Cole practiced full time family medicine at a Community Health Center in the Seattle area. She completed a 2-year NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Washington and joined the faculty in 2012. She is Associate Director for the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network and leads research programs in cancer screening and prevention and implementation of evidence-based practice.