Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA
Past-Chair and Founding Board Member, ACIH
Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA has been involved in the Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice (IPE/PC) movement for over 25 years, including work with mainstream/conventional medical providers and the complementary and integrated health (CIH) care providers in collaborative research, educational and clinical settings. She served as the Acting Executive Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH; formerly ACCAHC) from July 2015-April 2018. Dr. Goldblatt is one of the founding members of ACIH. She was the first ACIH Vice-Chair. She then served as Chair of the ACIH board from 2007-2015. On behalf of ACIH, she serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Global Forum for Global Innovations in Health Professional Education. She was on the leadership team of the University of Arizona’s HRSA funded project, the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare. She teaches integrative health and medicine systems at several colleges. She is on the doctoral faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). Dr. Goldblatt served as both the president and vice-president of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture/OM and is currently on the CCAOM Finance Committee. Goldblatt also co-chaired the Education Committee of the North American Acupuncture/OM Council and served on the Board of Trustees for Pacific University. From 1988-2003, Goldblatt was president of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) She served as Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Assessment at ACTCM from 2004-2012. A leader in the CIH field, she has worked in various positions - on committees, task forces and boards - to promote and educate on collaborative, team-based, patient-centered care that includes emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion and well-being. Dr. Goldblatt has a Master’s in Public Administration/Health Administration (MPA/HA) from Portland State University, Portland, OR, and she earned her PhD from UCLA, Los Angles, California, USA.