Vaidya Anupama Kizhakkeveettil

Vaidya Anupama Kizhakkeveettil

An Ayurvedic Practitioner, licensed acupuncturist, Professor, researcher, and Program Director of Ayurvedic Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Her contributions to the field of complementary and alternative medicine include extensive travel to propagate Ayurveda worldwide, numerous research presentations at national and international conferences, and publications in various peer-reviewed research journals. She has presented more than 140 conference presentations and published over 44 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

She also served as Co- Principle investigator for NIH-funded research study. Many of her research papers have earned special recognition at the conferences where they were presented, and she has received a number of awards for her work on Ayurveda and complementary and alternative medicine.

In 2020, she received Sheikh Zayed International Award for Ayurveda. She was also invited to attend WHO’s International Expert Consulting meeting in 2019 and 2020. She also served as a reviewer for WHO ICD -11 Traditional Medicine Beta Draft.

As an advocate for the Ayurvedic profession and the advancement of its goals, Vaidya Anu serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, a nonprofit devoted to furthering Ayurvedic education, research, and practice in California, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), an organization that represents the Ayurvedic profession in the United States and strives to promote the practice of Ayurveda nationwide and Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC).

Previously, she completed six years of service as a member of the Action Board of the American Public Health Association (APHA), helping to coordinate grassroots and grasstops advocacy activities. She currently serves as chair elect for APHA, ICTHP section. She is the co-founder of Athreya Ayurvedic Integrative Health Center and Athreya herbs, a U.S. based provider of Ayurveda herbal supplements.

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