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CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Date Prepared: 15 May 2019

 

NAME:  Lewis Mehl-Madrona

 

ADDRESS:      Family Medicine Residency                                        Home address:

                         Eastern Maine Medical Center                                 P.O. Box 277

                         895 Union St., Suite 12                                             Orono, Maine 04473

                         Bangor, ME 04401

 

CURRENT POSITIONS:    Faculty, Family Medicine Residency,

                                                            Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor

                                                Associate Professor of Family Medicine,

                                                            University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                                            Bangor Campus and Biddeford, Maine

                                                Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

                                                            University of Vermont College of Medicine

                                                Executive Director, Coyote Institute, Orono, ME

EDUCATION:

DATE                INSTITUTION                                                            DEGREE

 

2015-present           University of Maine System, Orono, ME                       Coursework

2015                       Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND                               Coursework

2004-2007              Narrative Psychology, Department of Psychology,

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.    Post-graduate

     diploma 

2005-2008              Epidemiology Coursework, University of Saskatchewan,  Coursework

2003-2005              Biostatistics and Systems Engineering Coursework

1988-1990              University of Arizona,                                          Coursework

1977-1980              Clinical Psychology, Psychological Studies Institute,

Palo Alto                                                                           Ph.D.

1972-1975              Stanford University School of Medicine                          M.D.

1970-1972              Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                              B.A.

1968-1970              Miami University, Oxford Ohio                                      None

 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

DATE                SPECIALTY                          INSTITUTION

 

1994-1996         Psychiatry                               University of Vermont, Burlington.

1992-1993         Family Medicine                     University of Vermont, Burlington.

1991-1992         Family Medicine                     University of Texas Hospitals, Houston

1990-1991         Alcohol Research Post-doctoral

Fellowship                               U.C. at Berkeley Public Health and Prevention

                                                Research Center, Berkeley, CA

       1982                Psychiatry                               St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco,

              1976-1977          Psychiatry                               University of Wisconsin, Madison

              1975-1976          Family Medicine                     University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

 

DATE       LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

 

1999--2019     Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

1993--2028     Diplomate in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine.

2014--2021     Diplomate in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine

1996--2019     Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine American Boards of Family

Medicine   

and Internal Medicine.

1976--1978     Wisconsin State Licensure

1977–Present  California State Licensure, M.D.

1985–1990      California Psychologist License, Ph.D.

1988–1999      New Mexico State License, M.D.

1991–Present  Vermont State License, M.D.

1992–Present  New York State License, M.D.

1996–Present  Hawaii State License, M.D.

1997–2009      Pennsylvania State License, M.D.

2002–2008      Arizona State License, M.D.

2005–2010      Provisional Provincial Medical License, Saskatchewan, M.D.

2013–Present  Maine State Medical License, M.D.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

DATE                    ACADEMIC TITLE                                       INSTITUTION

 

       

2017- present     Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry       University of Vermont College of

Medicine

2014- present     Associate Professor of Family Medicine         University of New England

                                                                                                  College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                                                                                  Bangor Campus and Biddeford, Maine

2015 – present   Faculty, Eastern Maine Family Medicine      Eastern Maine Health Systems

                          Residency                                                       Bangor, Maine

2013-2015         Director, Geriatric Medicine and Fellowship Dartmouth-Maine Family Medicine

                                    and Faculty, Family Medicine                        Residency in association with

Department of Family and Community

Medicine, Dartmouth University School of Medicine, Hanover, NH

2010-2013           Core Faculty and Director of Research         Department of Psychology

2013-2015           Adjunct Faculty                                              Union Institute & University

                                                                                                            Brattleboro, VT

2008-2011            Clinical Assistant Professor                             Department of Family

Medicine, University of Hawai'i School of Medicine, Honolulu,

2005-2010            Associate Professor,                                        Department of Family Medicine,

Psychology, Graduate Studies, and

Psychiatry, University of

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

     2000-present          Adjunct Professor                                           Department of Sociology and

Anthropology, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

1997-2000              Research Assistant Professor                          Native American Research and

1990-1992                                                                                      Training Center, University of

                                                                                                       Arizona

1988-1990              Research Lecturer                                          Department of Family and

Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

2001-2004              Research Lecturer                                          Department of Medicine,

University of Arizona College of Medicine.

2004-2005              Assistant Professor                                          Department of Psychiatry,

University of Arizona College of

Medicine

1997-2002              Clinical Assistant Professor                             University of Pittsburgh School

of Medicine; Department of Family Practice and Epidemiology. Pittsburgh, PA  

1992-1996              Research Assistant Professor                          Department of Psychiatry

University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, Vermont

1996-1997              Associate Professor                                         Department of Family Practice

2008-2011              Clinical Assistant Professor                             University of Hawaii School of

Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

1982-1989              Clinical Assistant Professor                             Division of Family Medicine

Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

DATE                 HOSPITAL TITLE                     INSTITUTION

 

1976-1977              Emergency Room Physician  St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee.

1977-1983              Medical Staff, Department of General Practice,

Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco,

1981-1985              Medical Staff and Emergency Physician, Kaiser Hospital,

Sacramento, California,

1982-1986              Emergency Physician             Yolo County Medical Center, Woodland, CA

Davis Community Hospital, Davis, CA.

1991-1997              Emergency Physician             Southeastern New Mexico Emergency Physicians,

postings to:

Eastern New Mexico Hospital, Roswell, NM

Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM

Clovis High Plains Hospital, Clovis, NM

Lea Regional Hospital, Hobbs, NM

1992-1996                Emergency Physician             Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont, 1992-1996                 Emergency Physician                  Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh,

New York.

1996-1997              Attending Physician                Wahiawa General Hospital, Wahiawa, Hawaii,

Practice and psychiatry privileges

1997-2003              Attending Physician                Department of Family Practice, Department of

Emergency Medicine, Department of Pyschiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

2000-2003              Attending Physician                Department of Family Medicine, Beth Israel

Hospital, New York, NY, 2000-2003.

2004-2005              Attending Physician                Department of Psychiatry, University Physicians

Hospital, Tucson, Arizona.

2005-2010              Attending Physician                Department of Family Medicine and Department of

Psychiatry, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan, Canada, (Royal University Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital).

2005-2010              Attending Physician                Department of Psychiatry, Athabascan Health

Region and Hospital, Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan

(through Northern Medical Services)

2010-2011              Attending Physician                Department of Psychiatry, Rochester General

Hospital, Rochester, New York.

2011-Present          Affiliate Medical Staff Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Vermont.

2011-2013              Attending Physician                Brattleboro Retreat

(Internal Medicine)                            

2013-Present          Attending Physician                Family Medicine (including OB) and Psychiatry,

Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, Maine.

2015-Present          Attending Physician                Family Medicine (including OB) and Psychiatry,

                                                                               Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine

2015-Present          Attending Psychiatrist             Acadia Hospital, Bangor, Maine

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

DATE                 POSITION TITLE                      INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION

 

     2008 to present      Executive Director and                       Coyote Institute, Augusta, Maine

                                    Board Member

     2014 to present      Board Member                                   International Association for Integrative

Mental Health

2014 to present       Board Member                                   Maine Dirigo Geriatrics Association

     1980 to 1998          Executive Director and                       Resources for World Health, San

                                    Board Member                                   Francisco, CA and Tucson, AZ

   

 

MAJOR COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND CONSULTATIONS:

National/International:

YEAR                COMMITTEE           ROLE                              INSTITUTION

 

     2007 – 2009           Residency Training    Member                      Royal College of Physicians and

                                    Revision Committee                                       Surgeons of Canada  

     2008 – 2010           Committee on             Member                      Association of Canadian Universities

                               Aboriginal Health and Medical Education

2010 – 2016           Board of Directors      Member                      International Integrative Mental

Health Association

 

     Regional:

YEAR                COMMITTEE           ROLE                              INSTITUTION

 

2006 – 2009           Mental Health Awareness                              Prince Albert Grand Council, Sask.

                               Task Force of the Northern Health Strategies Working Group

2013 – present        Board of Directors      Member                      Dirigo Maine Geriatrics Society

    2014 – present        Board of Advisors       Member                      SAGE (Geriatrics Society),

Woodstock, NY

Institutional:

YEAR                COMMITTEE                            ROLE             INSTITUTION

 

   2016 – Present         Geriatrics Committee                 Member           Eastern Maine Medical Center

   2015 – Present         Medical Executive Committee   Member           Acadia Hospital, Bangor

   2014 – 2015             Ethics Committee                       Member           Maine General Medical Center

   2012 – 2014             Institutional Review Board         Member           Union Institute & University

   2013 – 2015             Education Committee                Member           Maine Dartmouth Fam. Med.

   2013 – 2015             Long Committee                        Member           Maine Dartmouth Fam. Med

   2014 – 2015             Geriatrics Steering Committee   Member           Maine General Med. Ctr.

   2009 – 2010             Evaluation Committee               Chair                Argosy University Hawaii

   2009 – 2010             Student/Staff Satisfaction          Member           Argosy University Hawaii

                                                Committee

   2006 – 2009             Admissions Committee               Member           University of Saskatchewan

                                                                                                                 College of Medicine

   2006 – 2010             Aboriginal Affairs Committee    Member           University of Saskatchewan

                                                                                                                 College of Medicine

   2005 – 2010             Committee on Visible                 Member           University of Saskatchewan

                                                Minorities

 

MEMBERSHIP, OFFICE & COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: DATE    SOCIETY                   ROLE

     2010 – present       International Integrative Mental                    Member, Board of Directors                                                  Health Association

     1996 – present       American Psychiatric Association                  CAM Caucus Member

 

  EDITORIAL BOARDS:

DATE                 ROLE                                                       BOARD NAME

 

       2009—present     Member, Reviewer                                     Permanente Medical Journal

       2009 – present     Reviewer                                                     Journal of Complementary and

Alternative Medicine

 AWARDS AND HONORS:

DATE                 AWARD NAME

 

March 2018               Elected, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

March 2016               Physician of the Year Award, Acadia Hospital

February 2016           Science Educator of the Year Award, International Hypnosis Federation

October 2008            Annual “Honored Scholar” for the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness,            annual meeting of the American Anthropology Association, San Francisco.

September 2008        Legislative Proclamation of Acknowledgement, City of Kansas City, Missouri, for work with Native people,

November 1999        David Cheek Award for Lifetime Contributions in Perinatal Psychology, Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, 1999.

1994-1995                 PGY4 Representative to Residency Training Committee, University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry, 1994-95.

October 1994            Cover photo and story, , Archives of Family Medicine.

July 1993                   American Academy of Family Practice,. Excellence in Research as a Family Practice Resident Award

August 1993              Best workshop presentation, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, NE regional meeting, Akron, Ohio, 1993.

1992-1993                 Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Association, 1992-3 Member, Board of Directors.

1976-1977                 American Psychiatric Association/National Institute of Mental Health Minority Fellowship Award, 1976-77.

 

Other Activities:

 

Books Published:

 

  1. Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1984). Pregnancy as Healing: holistic philosophy for prenatal care. Berkeley, CA: Mindbody Press.
  2. Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1985). Cesarean Birth: Risk and Culture, volumes 1 and 2. Berkeley: Mindbody Press.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1986). Mind and Matter: Holistic approaches to chronic disease. Berkeley: Mindbody Press.
  4. Mehl-Madrona, L.E. Coyote Medicine: Lessons for Healing from Native America.  New York: Simon and Schuster, February, 1997; Paperback; Firestone, 1998.
  5. Mehl-Madrona LE. Coyote Healing: Miracles of Native Medicine. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co, 2003.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L. Coyote Wisdom: Storytelling and Healing Wisdom. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., 2005.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L. Narrative Medicine: the use of history and story in the healing process. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., 2007.
  8. Mehl-Madrona L. Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry.  Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions?Bear and Co, 2010.
  9. Mehl-Madrona L, Mainguy, B. Remapping the Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., 2015.

 

PAPERS  IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS

 

  1. Mehl, L.E.(1990). In Search of Pele on Hawaii, Tucson Lifeline, March.
  2. Mehl, L.E. (1991). The Healing Power of Ritual. East-West Journal June issue.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1990). Bioenergy Healers in Yugoslavia. Tucson Lifeline, October.
  4. Mehl-Madrona L. (1996). Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America for conventional health care. Healthy and Natural. October issue.
  5. Mehl-Madrona L. (1997). Call Me Coyote. Natural Health, April issue.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L and Samson W. (1998). Alternative Medicine under the Microscope: A debate. Natural Health, April issue.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L. (2004).  Mothering Magazine.
  8. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Hypnosis and Birth.  Mothering Magazine
  9. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Traditional North American healing methods.  The Art of Healing (Australia).
  10. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). What do shamans and neurofeedback practitioners have in common? Journal of California Biofeedback Society.
  11. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Stories of healing; stories are healing.  Healing Stories Alliance.
  12. Regular (weekly) health-related blogging at http://www.futurehealth.org.

INVITED PAPERS IN PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS

 

  1. Mehl, Palu, and Kennedy. Statistical Outcomes of Elective Home Delivery; comparisons with the Chicago Maternity Center and implications for screening. Proceedings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 1977.
  2. Mehl, Merz, Brendsel, Murphy, and Benton. (1977). Models for Delivery of Home Birth Services; Structure, Politics, and evaluation. Presented at the American Public Health Association..
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1978). An Overview of the Home Birth Controversy. Mehl. Year of the Child Conference, Albuquerque.
  4. Risk Factors in Low-Risk Childbirth; elective procedures and outcomes. Mehl, Ramiel, Hoff, Leininger, and Peterson. American Public Health Association Abstracts, 1979.
  5. Mittal S, Mehl L, Fuentes F. Predicting the Time of Myocardial Infarction among Hispanic and Other Caucasians. American Journal of Cardiology, March, 1992.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L. Systems Dynamics Computer Simulation Modeling for Predicting Risk for Childbirth. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: Modeling, Simulation, and Control, Innsbruck, Austria, Vol. II, Feb. 19-22, 2001, pp. 575-578, Calgary: ACTA Press, 2001.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L, Lewis D, Lewis S, Brooks A, Ferrell S, Bell I, Schwartz G. (2003).  Effects of participation in a Lakota prayer ceremony on Quantitative EEG, presented at the Society for Neuropsychological Research, Houston, TX, September, 2003.

 

  1. TECHNICAL REPORTS RELEVANT TO ACADEMIC FIELD

  None

 

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

I am interested in mind-body-spirit-environment interactions within complex systems from a narrative framework, especially in terms of producing and maintaining health and disease.  Being Native American (aboriginal), I am especially interested in cross-cultural studies and how culture as context embeds health and illness within it.  I am interested in mathematical computer modeling as a means of integrating information in medicine and biology, aiding clinical decision making, and improving patient care and treatment evaluation. Regarding treatments, I am interested in how human systems and interactions change disease, and in how spirituality affects health and wellbeing.  Within this context, I try to approach topics from an indigenous perspective, asking, how would indigenous people pursue this research topic if it had arose solely within their perspective.

 I have received grant money from the American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health, New York; FGN, Inc., Tucson, Arizona; HCA, Inc., Nashville, TN; the California State Health Department; multiple private donors; Shadyside Foundation; Richmond Foundation; Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation; Ladies Hospital Aide Society of Pittsburgh; Department of Defense; U.S. Steel, Dorrance Family Foundation, Beckwith Foundation, etc.  I have been co-investigator on NIH grants.

I have worked on others' grants from NIDA, NIMH, NIH.

 

  RESEARCH FUNDING:

    Past:

  1. Mehl-Madrona (PI) 2005-2006                               $25,000                                  

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Development                                                                       

     Shared Care between Family Physicians and Psychiatrists for Mental Health.

Specific Aim: This grant provides start up funds to develop a clinic with family medicine and psychiatry residents for combined attention to medical and psychiatric problems of people identified with mental illness.

 

  1. Mehl-Madrona (Coordinator) 2002-2005                                         

NIH Center for Biofield Sciences, awarded to Gary Schwartz, Principal Investigator      $2.500,000

Center Grant for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Sciences

Department of Psychology, University of Arizona

Specific Aims: The Center consists of three major projects, one examining the role of therapeutic touch on bacterial cultures, one examining the neurophysiology of energy transmission and receiving among humans, and the third studying the effects of Johrei healing upon recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery.  I was a coordinator for this third study. 

 

  1. Mental Health Disparities. I was co-investigator (representing psychiatry) on an $800,000 CIHR grant

      awarded to Lewis Williams, PhD, of the Prairie Regional Health Promotions Centre at the University of       

      Saskatchewan for investigating mental health disparities among reserve and immigrant populations, 2005-

      2009.

 

  1. I was a co-investigator for a CIHR Research Team Development grant awarded to Dr. Raymond Tempier

    of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan, for $100,000, where my expertise is in

     aboriginal mental health and interventions, 2007-2009.

 

  1. Crocker Family Foundation, $35,000, for developing indigenous health initiatives, 2009-2011.

 

  1. Government of Australia, Aboriginal Health Unit, $250,000, in conjunction with the Gippsland and East

    Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative and Life Is… Foundation, Cultural Exchange Programming for  

    Gippsland’s Aboriginal People and Health Care Providers, 2010-2012.

 

  1. Co-Investigator with Jaro Kotalik, MD, on Canadian Institute for Health Research team development

grant in aboriginal, geriatric ethics, 2013, $150,000.

 

  1. Principle Investigator, Gorman Foundation grant, Group Medical Visits for Mild Cognitive Impairment,

$12, 500, 2013-2014.

 

  1. Co-Investigator with Coyote Institute, Eastern Australia Clinical Health, and Life Is…

     Foundation, $50,000, Aboriginal Mental Health Trainings and Initiatives, Victoria, Australia, 2013-2014.

 

  1. 2016 – 2018, American Academy of Family Practice, $50,000, Grant to Jessica Bloom-Foster, My

      role: Co-Investigator. Assessment of brief mindfulness training for opiate use disorder patients receiving

      medication assisted treatment.

 

  1. 2017 – 2020, Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health, $346,500, Principle Investigator, Efficacy of Micronutrients as adjunct therapy for bipolar disorder. Specific Aims: Determine if improved nutrition through micronutrient and fish oil supplementation can reduce symptom load in bipolar disorder while allowing maintenance medication doses to be decreased, with fewer side effects.

 

  1. 2018 – 2021, National Institute of Drug Abuse, $1,000,000, Principle Investigator, Dr. Ben Huerth, My role = Co-Investigator, Development of telemedicine supervised medication assisted treatment programs for Maine’s indigenous opiate use disorder patients.

 

  1. 2019 – 2020, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Seed Grant, Narrative Medicine and the Doctor-Patient Relationship, $35,000.

 

 

 

 

In Preparation:

 

Josiah Macy Foundation, $35,000, Curriculum Development for Narrative Medicine

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE/CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

2015 to present       Residency Faculty, Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, Bangor, Maine

2014 to present       Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bangor Campus and Biddeford, Maine, teaching family medicine and psychiatry.

 

2013 to 2015          Director, Geriatric Fellowship, teaching medical students, residents, and fellows regarding geriatric medicine, including students from Dartmouth, along with general family medicine teaching (outpatient, inpatient, obstetrics, psychiatry).

1997 to present       Adjunct Faculty in Sociology and Anthropology, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont

2009 to 2013          Core Faculty, Union Institute & University, Brattleboro, Vermont, Clinical Psychology, teaching courses in statistics, dissertation research, research design, biological basis of brain and behavior, clinical hypnosis, professionalization, and supervising dissertation research.

2013 – present        Adjunct Faculty, Union Institute & University, Brattleboro, Vermont, co-teaching statistics, biological basis of behavior, and supervising dissertation research.

 

2009 – 2010          Argosy University Honolulu:  Classes in Statistics, Quantitative Methodology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Statistics, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Clinical hypnosis, and Narrative Psychotherapy.

 

2009 – 2010          Clinical Faculty, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Research supervision and outpatient precepting.

 

2008 – 2011          Southwestern College, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Director, Program in Community-Based, Cross-Cultural Health and Healing (on-line, Master’s level, certificate program); Teaching classes in Indigenous Models of Mind and Mental Health, Indigenous-Friendly Therapies, Indigenous Ethics, Cross-Cultural Medicine.

 

2005 – 2009          University of Saskatchewan: Political Science 302 (Indigenous Knowledge Systems); Psychology 380 (Traditional Cultural Healing), Psychology 480 (Aboriginal Models of Mind and Mental Health), Medical Student Interviewing, Physical Diagnosis; supervision of family medicine and psychiatry residents and medical students, mentoring of first year medical students.

 

2002-2005             Teaching of medical students and residents, University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry and teaching Integrative Medicine.

 

1997 – 2000          Complementary Medicine to medical students, nursing students, and residents in medicine, family practice and psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

 

1996                      Inpatient attending, Family Practice Inpatient Service, University of Hawaii with lectures on inpatient medicine and obstetrics and pediatrics topics; outpatient preceptor.

 

1988                      Statistics and Research Methods, Antioch University, San Francisco

 

1986 – 1988          Neuropsychology, Antioch University, San Francisco and Rosebridge Institute, Walnut Creek, CA

 

1983 – 1987          Ethnic Issues in Health Care and Behavioral Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

 

1980 – 1987          Psychosomatic Medicine, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Rosebridge Institute, and Psychological Studies Institute, Palo Alto.

 

1980 – 1986          Native American Medicine and Ethnopharmacology, Stanford University.

 

1980 – 1984          Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychology, Quantitative Methods, Rosebridge Institute.

 

Previous Teaching Appointments

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Hawai'i School of Medicine, Honolulu, 2008-2011.

 

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Psychology, Graduate Studies, and Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (2005 – 2009).

 

Research Assistant Professor (1990-1992; 1997-2000)
Research Lecturer (1988-1990)
Department of Family and Community Medicine, and

Research Lecturer (2001-2004)

Department of Medicine, and

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (2004-present)

Clinical Assistant Professor (1997-2002)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Family Practice and Epidemiology
Pittsburgh, PA  

Research Assistant Professor (1992-1996)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont

Associate Professor (1996-1997); Clinical Assistant Professor (2008 - present)
Department of Family Practice
University of Hawaii School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawaii

Clinical Assistant Professor (1982-1989)
Division of Family Medicine
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

 

THESES SUPERVISED

 

Dissertations from 1975-1985, Psychological Studies Institute, California School of Professional Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, Saybrook Institute, Fielding Institute, Antioch University, most centered on mind-body inter-relations in health and disease.

Ph.D. Thesis, Richelle Gibson, Pacifica Graduate School, Depth Psychological Evaluation with Reflexive Methodology, 2009.

Psy.D. Clinical Research Project, Automatic Thoughts and Obesity, Michael Pickren, Arogsy University, 2010.

Ph.D., Education, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education, University of Toronto, Rene Linklater, Indigenous Elders and their Approaches to Healing in a Modern World, 2011.

Psy.D. Dissertation, Joseph Behler, Union Institute & University, Qualitative Study of Peer-Support Groups for Persons with Mood Disorders, 2012.

Psy.D. Dissertation, Michele Croce, Aging Out of Foster Care: What happens to these youth?,

         Union Institute & University, 2013.

 

Psy.D. Dissertation, Joanna Prococcina, Training teachers to recognize ADHD/ADD in elementary school populations, Union Institute & University, 2013.

Psy.D. Dissertation, Renee Desmarais, Evaluation of a Role for Reiki in preventing therapist burn-out in community mental health, Union Institute & University, 2014, in process.

Psy.D. Dissertation, Julie Aste, Effect of exposure to patient illness narratives and training in narrative competency on family medicine resident’s perception of difficult patients, Union Institute & University, 2014, in process.

Psy.D. Dissertation, A.J. McConnell, Effects of having a neurodevelopmentally challenged child on parent’s quality of relationship and agreement in parenting practices, Union Institute & University, 2014, in process.

Psy.D. Dissertation, Tayeba Seikh, Autoethnographic and qualitative investgations of attitudes toward honor killings among Islamic-American first generation women. 2014, Union Institute & University.

 

SELECTED AND RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

 

Regional:

DATE             TOPIC                                                ORGANIZATION                  LOCATION

 

October 2014    Teaching Healing within Family       Maine-New Hampshire                      Lewiston, Maine

                          Medicine Residencies                      Family Medicine Residencies

 

June 2014          Narrative and Native Americans       Rhode Island Black Storytellers Association

                                                                                                                                      Providence,

Rhode Island

June 2014          Cherokee Osteopathy                      Oklahoma Massage Therapy Association

                                                                                                                                      Norman,

Oklahoma

April 2014         Course on Cherokee Osteopathy     Kripalu Center for Health and Healing 

            Lenox, MA

2009 – 2014      Various trainings in narrative                      Coyote Institute's Center for Narrative Studies

medicine, psychology, and healing,                                                    Woodstock, NY;

New York City, NY; Portland, Maine; Warwick, Rhode Island

Hartford, Connecticut

     2009 – 2014      Native American healing principles   Kripalu Institute,                    Lenox, MA

applicable to all peoples;

Cherokee Body Work, Coyote Wisdom

National:

DATE             TOPIC                                                ORGANIZATION                  LOCATION

 

     Sept 2014          Psychosis, Extraordinary States,              International Society for the   San Rafael, CA

                                    Dementia, and Conciousness             Scientific Study of Shamanism

May 2014          Hypnosis for pain management              American Psychiatric Association Annual

                               Native American Ideas about Mental     Meeting                                   New York City

                                    Health: Implications for Therapist

                                    Training

       Using Elders as Peer Counselors in

                                    Native American Mental Health

May 2013          Hypnosis for pain management             American Psychiatric Association Annual

Meeting                       San Francisco, CA

May 18, 2012     Narrative Hypnosis for Pain

       Management.                                          American Psychiatric Association Annual

Meeting,                      Philadelphia, PA,

 

Oct. 3-6, 2012    Symposium on Cross-Cultural               Institute for Psychiatric Services of the

       Psychiatry and North American              American Psychiatric Association, Annual

                               Indigenous People, Symposium on         Meeting,                      New York, NY

                               Psychotherapy and Psychosis,

       Presentations on Psychotherapy and

       Bipolar Disorder and Integrating

       Osteopathic Medicine with Narrative

       Guided Imagery,                                      

 

Feb. 19, 2012     Medical Writers and the Healing           American Institute of Medical Education,

   Power of Narrative                                  annual meeting,          Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Oct. 29-31, 2011 Same topic titles as Oct 3-6, 2012,           Institute for Psychiatric Services,

                            different information.                                                                 San Francisco, CA

 

Oct. 15,,, 2011     Medical Writers.                                                 American Institute of Medical Education

Annual Conference,             Boston, MA

 

May, 2011         Hypnosis for Pain Management                          American Psychiatric Association annual

Meeting                       Honolulu, Hawaii

February, 2010   Narrative Psychiatry                               American Institute of Medical Education,

Santa Fe, New Mexico

     Dec. 2009       Healing the Mind through the                   National Institute for the Clinical Application                                       Power of Story: the promise of                         Behavioral Medicine,  Hilton Head, South

                            Narrative Psychiatry;  and, Post-                                                                      Carolina

    Conference Workshop, Narrative

    Medicine in Practice.

 

Jan. 3, 2009        Psychotherapy within Traditional           American Institute of Medical Education

Indigenous Cultures                                                                                Kona, Hawaii

Feb., 2009         Native American Cultural healing          American Institute of Medical Education,

Santa Fe, NM

 

March, 2009       Reducing child and sexual abuse                       Lummi Indian Nation, Bellingham,

                                In Native American communities                                              Washington

                          

April, 2009         Reducing Health Disparities for Native   University of Oregon Multicultural Center,

    Americans.                                                                                 Portland, Oregon

 

Aug. 5, 2009       Narrative Psychotherapy and its                        American Institute of Medical Education

        applications to Indigenous populations.                                     Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

May 20, 2009     Narrative Psychotherapy                                    American Psychiatric Association annual

meeting,          San Francisco, California

 

Oct 23, 2009      Talking circles and healing circles;         Collaborative Family Health Care

        Using traditional elders to help reduce   annual conference, San Diego, California

        domestic violence in aboriginal

        communities

 

International:

DATE             TOPIC                                                ORGANIZATION              LOCATION

 

  July 2014                   Narrative Experiential Therapy         Recovery International and   Leeds, UK

                                       For Psychosis                                       the University of Leeds

  July 2014                   Cherokee Osteopathy                         Aberdeenshire Osteopathic   Inverurie,

                                                                                                    Association                          Scotland

  June 2014                  Chair, Symposium: Bringing              University of Paris-Diderot     Paris, France

                                        Narrative Practices for Geriatrics   and The American University-

                                        Into Primary Care                          Paris: Narrative Matters Conference

                                    Presentation: Narrative Means

                                        For Meaning Making at the End

                                        Of Life

                                    Chair, Symposium: Narrative Methods

                                        For pain management

                                    Presentation:  Group Medical Care in

                                        A narrative framework for pain

                                    Presentation: Epistemological and

                                        Ontological comparisons of narrative

                                        Inquiry and Grounded Theory

    May 2014                Update on Narrative Psychotherapy  Life Is… Foundation              Canterbury

                                                                                                   Workshop                            Victoria

    May 2014                Narrative means for suicide                Life Is… Foundation              Canterbury

                                       Prevention in aboriginal                     Workshop                            Victoria

                                       Communities                                                                                   Australia

May 2014: Elders as “peer” counselors for           EACH Social and Community, Melbourn

                “at-risk” youth                        Health Organization Health               Australia

Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal               Aboriginal Mental Health

Communities                                          Conference

Strategies for incorporating

Culture into health care

May 2014                Strategies for using Elders in              Department of Psychiatry       Victoria

                                        Mental Health Services             University of Melbourne        Australia

                                    Integrative Management of           Grand Rounds and

                                        Memory Impairment                Workshop for Residents and Faculty

January 2014: Course on Principles of Native             Omega Institute, Nasera, Costa Rica

                               American Healing

March 2013: Lecture and workshop on                       Danish General Practice Association,

implementing narrative medicine                               Doctor Days, Copenhagen, Denmark

into primary care.

August 2013: Presentations and workshops on              International Society for the Psychotherapy of

dialogic approaches to voices,                                      Psychosis, Warsaw, Poland

creative arts, and techniques from

theatre in the psychotherapy of

psychosis, and aboriginal

understanding of psychosis.

September 2013: Workshop on narrative therapy in     General Practitioner Psychotherapy Group

primary care.                                                            Cumbria, U.K               .

November 2013: Plenary presentations on narrative  International Hearing Voices Conference

approaches to voice management,                           Melbourne, Australia

dialogical therapy, aboriginal

approaches to interpreting and

managing voices.       

March, 2012: Indigenous approaches to voices        Victoria Hearing Voices Conference,

and visions: integrating dialogical                           Praham Missions and Voices Vic

therapy with neuroscience and                               Melbourne, Australia

traditional healing.”                                      

March 5, 2012: Narrative and Indigenous                  Mission Australia Youth Forum

Approaches to Empowering Youth.                            Sydney, Australia,

Nov. 28, 2011:  Neuroscience of Narrative.                 Medical University of Debrecen

                                                                               Debrecen, Hungary

Nov. 16, 2011:  Indigenous approaches to fetal           Manitoba Council of Indian Friendship Centers

alcohol syndrome                                                      Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Conference

                                                                               Winnipeg, Manitoba

March 2010: Lectures on indigenous ethics,                Northern Ontario School of Medicine

narrative medicine and psychiatry,                             and Lakehead University

and the contributions of indigenous                            Thunder Bay, Ontario

health philosophies to health care.

 

Aug. 21, 2009: Bridging Indigenous Cultures and     Monash University – Gippsland Campus

Psychology through narrative means:                      Bairnesdale, Victoria,  Australia

creating uniquely indigenous models                                                        

of psychology and mental health,

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  113. Mehl-Madrona, Lewis, Barbara Mainguy, and Julie Plummer (2016). "Integration of complementary and alternative medicine therapies into primary-care pain management for opiate reduction in a rural setting." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 22, no. 8: 621-626. January 2017, ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2016.0215.
  114. Mehl-Madrona, Lewis & Mainguy, Barbara. (2016). Culture is Medicine that Works. In Weaver, Hilary (ed.).Social Issues in Contemporary Native America: Reflections from Turtle Island, New York City: Routledge, pp. 187-203.
  115. Behler, Joe, Allen Daniels, Jennifer Scott, and Lewis Mehl-Madrona. "Depression/Bipolar Peer Support Groups: Perceptions of Group Members about Effectiveness and Differences from Other Mental Health Services." The Qualitative Report 22, no. 1 (2017): 213.
  116. Mehl-Madrona, Lewis, and Mainguy, Barbara. "Collaborative Management of Neurocognitive Disorders in Primary Care: Explorations of an Attempt at Culture Change." The Permanente journal (2017) 21: 16-27
  117. Mehl-Madrona, L., & Mainguy, B. (2017). Adjunctive treatment of psychotic disorders with micronutrients.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(7), 526-533. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0215
  118. Young, V., Mehl-Madrona, L., & Mainguy, B. (2018). A patient-centered approach to a rural general practice in distress and the search for a solution.The Permanente Journal, 22, 17. doi:10.7812/TPP/17-099

Reviews:

  1. None

Letters to the Editor:

  1. None

Abstracts:

Presented at National Meetings : None

  1. PAPERS IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS
  1. Mehl, L.E.(1990). In Search of Pele on Hawaii, Tucson Lifeline, March.
  2. Mehl, L.E. (1991). The Healing Power of Ritual. East-West Journal June issue.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1990). Bioenergy Healers in Yugoslavia. Tucson Lifeline, October.
  4. Mehl-Madrona L. (1996). Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America for conventional health care. Healthy and Natural. October issue.
  5. Mehl-Madrona L. (1997). Call Me Coyote. Natural Health, April issue.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L and Samson W. (1998). Alternative Medicine under the Microscope: A debate. Natural Health, April issue.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L. (2004).   Mothering Magazine.
  8. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Hypnosis and Birth.  Mothering Magazine
  9. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Traditional North American healing methods.  The Art of Healing (Australia).
  10. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). What do shamans and neurofeedback practitioners have in common? Journal of California Biofeedback Society.
  11. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Stories of healing; stories are healing.  Healing Stories Alliance.

Regular (weekly) health-related blogging at http://www.futurehealth.org.

  1. INVITED PAPERS IN PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS
  1. Mehl, Palu, and Kennedy. Statistical Outcomes of Elective Home Delivery; comparisons with the Chicago Maternity Center and implications for screening. Proceedings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 1977.
  2. Mehl, Merz, Brendsel, Murphy, and Benton. (1977). Models for Delivery of Home Birth Services; Structure, Politics, and evaluation. Presented at the American Public Health Association..
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1978). An Overview of the Home Birth Controversy. Mehl. Year of the Child Conference, Albuquerque.
  4. Risk Factors in Low-Risk Childbirth; elective procedures and outcomes. Mehl, Ramiel, Hoff, Leininger, and Peterson. American Public Health Association Abstracts, 1979.
  5. Mittal S, Mehl L, Fuentes F. Predicting the Time of Myocardial Infarction among Hispanic and Other Caucasians. American Journal of Cardiology, March, 1992.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L, Lewis D, Lewis S, Brooks A, Ferrell S, Bell I, Schwartz G. (2003).  Effects of participation in a Lakota prayer ceremony on Quantitative EEG, presented at the Society for Neuropsychological Research, Houston, TX, September, 2003.

TECHNICAL REPORTS RELEVANT TO ACADEMIC FIELD

Large website (grant funded; Dorrance Foundation) on integrative therapies for children’s neurodevelopmental disorders, accessible at www.healing-arts.org/children.

Presented at International Meetings

  1. Mehl-Madrona L. Systems Dynamics Computer Simulation Modeling for Predicting Risk for Childbirth. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: Modeling, Simulation, and Control, Innsbruck, Austria, Vol. II, Feb. 19-22, 2001, pp. 575-578, Calgary: ACTA Press, 2001.

Book Chapters:

  1. Mehl, L.E. (1976). Statistical Outcomes of Home Delivery; comparison to similarly selected hospital deliveries. . In Stewart and Stewart, eds., Safe Alternatives in Childbirth. Marble Hill, Missouri: Napsac Publications.
  2. Mehl, L. and Peterson, G. (1976). Management of the Complications of Home Delivery. In Sousa, M. Childbirth at Home New York: Prentice Hall.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1977). Research on Alternatives in Childbirth. What can it tell us about hospital practice? In Stewart and Stewart (ed.) 21st Century Obstetrics Now. Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
  4. Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G. (1978). Home Birth versus Hospital Birth; Comparisons of Outcomes of Matched Populations. Ahmed, P. (ed.), Pregnancy,Birth, and Parenting; Coping with Medical Issues. New York: Elsevier-North Holland.
  5. Mehl, L. (1978). Statistical Outcomes of Homebirths in the United States; Current Status. In: Stewart and Stewart, Safe Alternitives in Childbirth, Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
  6. Mehl and Peterson (1979). Comparative studies of Psychological Outcomes of Various Childbirth Alternatives. In Stewart and Stewart, ed. 21st Century Obstetrics Now. Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
  7. Mehl LE. (1980). Statistical Outcomes of home birth in the United States. In Davis RD and Kitzinger S. The Place of Birth. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Mehl, L.E. (1988). Magic, Medicine, and Shamanism, in Heize, R., Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Shamanism. Berkeley: University of California (Asian Studies).
  9. Mehl, L., Donovan, S., and Peterson, G. (1989). The Role of Hypnotherapy in Facilitating Normal Birth. In Fedor-Freyburgh, Peter, editor. Encounter with the Unborn. London: Parthenon, 1989.
  10. Mehl, L. and Peterson, G.H. (1989). Psychiatric Diagnosis and Birth Complications (with Gayle Peterson) in Fedor-Freyburgh, op. cit.
  11. Mehl, L. (1989). Modern Day Shamanism: Bridging Native American Medicine with Biomedicine. In Doore, G. (ed.). Shaman's Path. Boulder: Shambala.
  12. Mehl, L.E. (1989). Faith and Doubt in Shamanic Healing. in Heize, R. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference on Shamanism. Berkeley: University of California (Asian Studies).
  13. Mehl, L.E. (1990). When Evil is Encountered in Imagery. In Kunzendorf, R. (ed). Imagery Therapy. New York: Plenum Press.
  14. Mehl, L.E. (1990). Evil in Native American Spirituality. In Heinze, R.I. Proceedings of the VII Intl. Conference on Shamanism. Berkeley: Univ of California Dept of Asian Studies.
  15. Mehl, L.E. (1994). Chalazion Therapy. In Procedures in Family Practice. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  16. Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) Native American Medicine. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies.
  17. Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) What is Different about the Complementary Medicine Perspective. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies.
  18. Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) Hypnosis During Pregnancy. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies.
  19. Mehl-Madrona L. (2003). Native American herbal pharmacology, healing, and elder care. In Selin H, Shapiro D. Medicine Across Cultures. London: Kluwer.
  20. Mehl-Madrona L. (2003) Native American inspirations for Integrative Cancer Care. In Moore R. Integrative Cancer Care. New York: Academic Press.
  21. Mehl-Madrona L. (2003). A computer model to predict the course of metastatic cancer. In Narayanan S. (ed). Human Systems Engineering. Aldin-Liss Publications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  22. Mehl-Madrona L. (2004). Integrative Psychiatry. In Kligler B, Lee R. Integrative Medicine. New York: McGraw Hill.
  23. Mehl-Madrona L, Schiller R. (2004). Integrative Geriatric Medicine. In Kligler B, Lee R. Integrative Medicine. New York: McGraw Hill.
  24. Mehl-Madrona L, et al. (2004). Case Studies in Integrative Pediatrics. In Kligler B, Lee R. Integrative Medicine. New York: McGraw Hill.
  25. Mehl-Madrona L. (2003).  Native American herbal pharmacology, healing, and elder care.  In Selin H, Shapiro D.  Medicine Across Cultures.  London: Kluwer.
  26. Mehl-Madrona L. (2006) Aboriginal approaches to healing relational trauma.  In Potter N. (ed.).  Healing Relational Trauma.  Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  27. Mehl-Madrona L. (2009) Was Coyote the Original Psychotherapist? In Panter B, ed. Creativity and Madness, Volume 2, Thousand Oaks, CA: AIMED Press.
  28. Thompson S, Kupperud S, Mehl-Madrona L. (2009). Aboriginal approaches to healing intergenerational trauma.   Britterand, Michelle.  Trauma, volumes 1 and 2.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  29. Mehl-Madrona L, Mainguy B. (2009). Indigenous approaches to healing autistic children.  In Hill L.  New Therapies for Autism.  Dallas, TX: Hope Press.
  30. Mehl-Madrona L. (2012). Anti-Fungal Therapies in Autism.  In Contemporary Therapies for Autism, New York, NY.
  31. Mehl-Madrona L. (2012. Indigenous Approaches to Autism.  In Contemporary Therapies for Autism, New York, NY
  32. Mehl-Madrona L, Mainguy B. (2012). Indigenous inter-connectedness and deep ecology.  In Williams L. (ed.). Radical Human Ecology. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Press.
  33. Larkey L, Mehl-Madrona L, Greenly S. (2012) Integrative Approaches to Cancer Prevention. In Greenlees H. Cancer Prevention, 2nd  New York: McGraw-Hill.  First Edition, 2005.
  34. Mainguy, B. Mehl-Madrona, L. (2013). Culture as Medicine. In Weaver, H. Social Issues in Contemporary Native America, Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Press.
  35. Mainguy, B., Mehl-Madrona, L., Shah, A. (2015). Integrative Approaches to Geriatric Depression, in Greenblatt JM, Brogan K, editors. Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. CRC Press; Nov 18.

Books Published:

  1. Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1984). Pregnancy as Healing: holistic philosophy for prenatal care. Berkeley, CA: Mindbody Press.
  2. Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1985). Cesarean Birth: Risk and Culture, volumes 1 and 2. Berkeley: Mindbody Press.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1986). Mind and Matter: Holistic approaches to chronic disease. Berkeley: Mindbody Press.
  4. Mehl-Madrona, L.E. Coyote Medicine: Lessons for Healing from Native America.  New York: Simon and Schuster, February, 1997; Paperback; Firestone, 1998.
  5. Mehl-Madrona LE. Coyote Healing: Miracles of Native Medicine. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co, 2003.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L. Coyote Wisdom: Storytelling and Healing Wisdom. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., 2005.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L. Narrative Medicine: the use of history and story in the healing process. Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., 2007.
  8. Mehl-Madrona L. Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry.  Rochester, VT: InnerTraditions?Bear and Co, 2010.
  9. Mehl-Madrona L, Mainguy, B. Remapping the Mind: Theory and Practice of Narrative Healing. InnerTraditions/Bear and Co., for release April 2015.
  1. PAPERS IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS
  1. Mehl, L.E.(1990). In Search of Pele on Hawaii, Tucson Lifeline, March.
  2. Mehl, L.E. (1991). The Healing Power of Ritual. East-West Journal June issue.
  3. Mehl, L.E. (1990). Bioenergy Healers in Yugoslavia. Tucson Lifeline, October.
  4. Mehl-Madrona L. (1996). Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America for conventional health care. Healthy and Natural. October issue.
  5. Mehl-Madrona L. (1997). Call Me Coyote. Natural Health, April issue.
  6. Mehl-Madrona L and Samson W. (1998). Alternative Medicine under the Microscope: A debate. Natural Health, April issue.
  7. Mehl-Madrona L. (2004).   Mothering Magazine.
  8. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Hypnosis and Birth.  Mothering Magazine
  9. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Traditional North American healing methods.  The Art of Healing (Australia).
  10. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). What do shamans and neurofeedback practitioners have in common? Journal of California Biofeedback Society.
  11. Mehl-Madrona L. (2008). Stories of healing; stories are healing.  Healing Stories Alliance.
  12. Mehl-Madrona, L. (2019). What can Western medicine learn from Indigenous healing? The Positive Side. Spring Issue.

Blogs:  Regular (weekly) health-related blogging at http://www.futurehealth.org.

INVITED PAPERS IN PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND ABSTRACTS

TECHNICAL REPORTS RELEVANT TO ACADEMIC FIELD

Large website (grant funded) on integrative therapies for children’s neurodevelopmental disorders, accessible at www.healing-arts.org/children.

ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS OR PERFORMANCES

Assorted teaching audiotapes and videotapes on hypnosis techniques, 1978-present.

May 2008, American Academy of Guided Imagery, Web-based Conference, Imagery for Pain, and Techniques for Dialogue with the Spirit of an Illness.

February 2009, Coyotemedicinetv on youtube – sample interviews and lectures.

July 2011, Sounds True, Boulder, CO, 6 CD set on Native American Healing

April 2019, Scenes from the Hospital Window, Winter and Spring.  Photographs.  The Permanente Journal.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Clinical Skills:

I have worked extensively as a general family physician, including obstetrics (more than 1000 deliveries) and as an emergency room physician. I have done emergency room work at high volume urban centers (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee; Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and in very rural settings in New Mexico and California. I have practiced hospital consult-liaison psychiatry since completion of my psychiatry residency in 1996. Procedures that I teach include intubation, chest tube insertion, central line placement, flexible sigmoidoscopy, treadmill testing, colposcopy, ultrasound, and minor surgery. I am trained in ECT and transcranial magnetic stimulation. A major clinical interest is in behavioral medicine, where I have skills in hypnosis, biofeedback, family therapy, biofeedback, physical medicine procedures (therapeutic massage, neuromuscular re-education, manipulation, trigger point injection, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, etc.), and group therapy. I am a student of Native American medicine and ethnopharmacology.

CONSULTING WORK UNDERTAKEN

Consultation to hospitals and medical groups about starting and operating complementary medicine programs.

Consulted to health care facilities on the improvement of health effectiveness through more efficient utilization of the human factor in health care. Work with clinics to determine patient populations needs, to develop strategies to improve quality of care and decrease cost through programs for specific disease groups and for the group of patients in the upper percentiles of health care utilization.

Examples:

Consultant for the Centre for Rural and Remote Health, Flinders University School of Medicine and Charles Darwin University School of Medicine, Alice Springs, Australia, 1 week annually since 2018.

Through Coyote Institute, I provided 2 weeks of consulting each year for 5 years to the Gippsland, Victoria (Australia) aboriginal community regarding the incorporation of their own culture into the health services they provide.  This was funded by a grant from the government of Australia from 2009 through 2014.

Consultation regarding patients using the Emergency room with the highest frequency. Through the provision of relaxation training, a support group, and teaching stress reduction skills, these persons were able to greatly reduce their emergency room utilization.

Consultation to a group of alternative birth centers losing money through patient transfers to high-risk labor and delivery units before and during labor. Developed a program of prenatal education, stress reduction, labor visualization, and support groups which decreased hospital transfer and increased birth center income.

Development of a program for an asthma clinic for their difficult asthmatics which included stress management training, biofeedback, group therapy, and hypnosis. Cost of care improved along with a decrease in hospitalization and emergency room utilization.

Consultation to Indian Health Service facilities on how to integrate traditional Indian medicine practitioners into their service component.

I consulted to the U.S. Army on their psychopharmacology training program to teach clinical psychologists how to prescribe medications within Federal facilities (2009-2010).