Past President, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA is the chair of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care through which she served as a member of the Conference Planning Committee for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) National Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Public Health. Conference Planning Committee on Integrated Medicine 2008-2009. Dr. Goldblatt currently serves on the 3-year IOM Forum for Global Innovations in Health Professional Education. Goldblatt is a leading educator in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. She 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 executive 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 and currently serves as a faculty member and Co-Chair of the Integrative Medicine Department for the clinical doctoral program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California.
Throughout this time, Goldblatt has been a strong advocate for inter-disciplinary, collaborative, academic 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 eight 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 is currently working with UCSF Osher Center, San Francisco General Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center in acupuncture internship placements, cross-education projects, exploring collaborative research projects and having medical doctors from both UCSF and CPMC on faculty in the DAOM program. Goldblatt has a Masters in Public Administration/Health Administration.