Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA
Executive Director, ACIH
Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA has been involved in the IP Education/Collaborative Practice (IPE/PC) movement for 25 years, including work with conventional medical providers and the complementary and integrated health (CIH) care providers in collaborative research, educational and clinical settings. She is currently the Executive Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH; formerly ACCAHC). Dr. Goldblatt is one of the founding members of ACIH and she was the first ACIH Vice-Chair. From 2007-2015, she served as chair of the ACIH board of directors. She serves on the 6-year Institute of Medicine (IOM) Global Forum for Global Innovations in Health Professional Education. She is currently on the leadership team of the University of Arizona’s HRSA funded project – the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare, and teaches integrative health at several colleges, as well as mentors clinical doctoral students. She is on the doctoral faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Goldblatt served as vice-president of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1990-1996, president from 1996-2002 and is currently on the CCAOM Finance Committee. Goldblatt also co-chaired the Education Committee of the North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Council, from 1993 to 2003 and served on the Board of Trustees for Pacific University. From 1988-2003, Goldblatt was president of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) from 1988-2003. She served as Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Assessment at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California from 2004-2012. A leader in the CIH field, she has worked on various positions - on committees, task forces and boards - to promote and educate on collaborative, team-based patient-centered care that emphasizes prevention, health promotion an well-being. Dr. Goldblatt has a Masters in Public Administration/Health Administration (MPA/HA) from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and she earned her PhD from UCLA, Los Angles, California, USA.