Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA
ACCAHC Executive Director
Past President, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Past President, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA is the co-executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. Goldblatt is a leading educator in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession and she has been involved in Interprofessional education and collaborative practice educational projects and activities since 1990. Dr. Goldblatt is one of the founding members of ACCAHC; she was the first ACCAHC Vice-Chair , and from 2007-2015, she served as chair of the ACCAHC board of directors. Goldblatt serves on the 6-year Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum for Global Innovations in Health Professional Education. The Global Forum began in 2012 and will continue through 2019. Her work with the IOM dates back to 2008, when she was a as a member of the Conference Planning Committee for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) National Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Public Health that was held in 2009. She is currently on the leadership team of the University of Arizona’s HRSA funded project – the National Center for Integrative Primary Care, on several ACCAHC committees and teaches integrative health at several colleges, as well as mentors clinical doctoral students.
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.
Throughout this time, Goldblatt has been a strong advocate for inter-disciplinary, collaborative, team-based academic and clinical practice efforts. She assisted in creating three NIH NCCAM centers with Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Kaiser Permanente that included representation from the complementary and alternative healthcare colleges. She helped OHSU and the other complementary healthcare educational institutions to create the Oregon Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (OCCIM). Goldblatt also had the lead in creating two of the clinical doctoral programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at OCOM and ACTCM. These programs focus on collaborative and integrated medicine which she views as a major step for our educational programs. Goldblatt has a Masters in Public Administration/ Health Administration and a PhD in anthropology.