Faculty

Faculty are at the core of AMCH. They bring extensive experience in homeopathy, clinical treatment and teaching to our programs. A core value of AMCH is the success of students. Faculty are critical to this aspect of our college, and are trained and encouraged to work with students to ensure their success.

  • Mary Ellen Coulter MD, BS

    Faculty Member; Academic Affairs Consultant

    Dr. Mary Ellen Coulter is a Family Practice Physician with a specialty in Classical Homeopathy. She treats her patients in a holistic manner which includes instruction in diet, nutrition, supplements, and the use of manual therapies. Where possible, her focus is on homeopathic treatment. She trained at the International foundation for Homeopathy (a 1 year course in 1991) and followed that with a 2 year course by Paul Herscu in Seattle. She attended the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkeley, CA for a 4 year degree in Classical Homeopathy. She attended a 2 year course with Lou Klein in San Francisco. Coulter traveled to Kenya for two years and worked in clinics where homeopathic therapy was primarily used . This experience, motivated her to study global health and promote the expansion of homeopathy as a safe, effective, cost effective and practical therapy in these settings.
  • Kat Birch RSHom(NA), CCH

    Research Faculty Member

    Kat Birch has been registered with the North American Society of Homeopaths since 1996 and is Certified in Classical Homeopathy (CCH) by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She is past vice president of the North American Society of Homeopaths and remains the liaison to the International Council of Homeopathy. She is the author of the recently published book Vaccine Free Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy. Kate has been teaching homeopathy in lecture and classroom setting locally and internationally since 1994 and currently focuses her time expanding public awareness into the efficacy of homeopathy for disease prevention. She lives and practices homeopathy in Minnesota, USA.
  • Judy Schmitz CCH

    Faculty Member; Academic Affairs Consultant

    Judy Schmitz, BS, CCH: BS (Oregon State University – Biology); Certificate (American Medical College of Homeopathy – Homeopathic Practitioner Program)
  • Valeria Breiten

    Faculty Member

    Dr. Valeria Breiten is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Dietitian. She has practiced homeopatþ since 1995. In Oregon she studied with Deborah Gordon, MD, Willa Esterson CCH ( now Keizer) and Durr Elmore, ND. She published a nationally distributed newsletter, Better Health thru Homeopathy and was the Northwest Regional Study Group coordinator. Dr. Breiten came to Arizonain 1997 to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in 2001. She worked as an HMA supervised by Dr. Todd Rowe for two years while in medical school and was on the board for the Phoenix area homeopathy study group. She was adjunct faculty for the Desert Institute School of Classical Homeopatþ when it opened in 1999 until 2002. She attended Hahnemann College of Homeopatþ in 2001 and 2002. She has been practicing as a Naturopathic Physician in Chandler, Arizona for eleven years.
  • Iris Bell MD, MD(H), PhD

    Chair of Research Department

    Dr. Bell graduated with an AB degree in biology from Harvard University, magna cum laude. She then received her PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and her MD from Stanford University. After completing her psychiatry residency at the University of California - San Francisco, Dr. Bell served as a faculty member at the University of California - San Francisco and, later, at Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in psychiatry, with added qualification in geriatric psychiatry. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, as well as over a dozen book chapters, and a monograph on environmental chemical sensitivity. She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and numerous private foundations on topics ranging from nutrition in dementia and depression to the neurobiology of environmental illness to individual difference predictors of excellent outcomes during classical homeopathic treatment. Dr. Bell is currently Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Family & Community Medicine, and Public Health as well as Director of Research for the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She also directs an NIH-funded T32 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Grant for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Cheri Newton

    Faculty Member

    Cheri Newton completed her Diploma in Homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy, New York, studying with great homeopathic mentors like Jeremy Sherr, Misha Norland, Sadhna Thakkars and Jo Daly, to name a few. She has brought her skills in mentoring and her enthusiasm for Homeopathy together in order to help educate Tucsonans about Classical Homeopathy.
  • Greg Meyer MD, MD(H), CCH

    Faculty Member

    Greg Meyer MD, MD(H), MSPH earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. His Masters of Science in Public Health /Epidemiology was completed at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. He completed the certificate program in Classical Homeopathy at the American Medical College of Homeopathy, Phoenix. Currently he practices Classical Homeopathy in Phoenix and is a licensed homeopathy physician in Arizona, and is faculty at the American Medical College of Homeopathy in Phoenix. In addition, he is a staff physician in urgent care for Cigna Healthcare, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine. In his spare time he does photography and world travel. For more information please visit his web site: www.meyerhomeopathy.com.
  • Debbie Noah CCH

    Faculty Member

    Debbie Noah, CCH has two offices to serve you; in Phoenix and Chandler, Arizona. Her bachelor’s degree in is Holistic Health, and her master’s is in Licensed Professional Counseling. She is a graduate of the American Medical College of Homeopathy and the British Institute of Homeopathy. She has taught homeopathy extensively and is on the faculty at AMCH, and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She was one of the first members/teachers of the Phoenix Homeopathy Study Group and has been a promoter and practitioner of the art of homeopathy for 25 years. Debbie will speak to your group about homeopathy in any venue. See her website at www.familyhomeopathyinc.com. Phone: 602-625-4721.
  • Bruce Shelton MD, MD(H), DiHom

    Faculty Member; Academic Affairs Consultant

    Dr. Bruce Shelton is a graduate of the NY Medical College 1971. He is a diplomate of the British Institute of Homeopathy and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is past President of the Arizona Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners and the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He serves as chief medical advisorto Heel USA. He has an active homeopathic family practice in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gabrielle Cousens MD, MD(H)

    Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H), D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), Diplomate of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Diplomate Ayurveda is considered the leading live-food medical doctors and spiritual nutrition experts in the world, and, is recognized as "the fasting guru and detoxification expert" by the New York Times. He is also a psychiatrist, family therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, homeopath, acupuncturist, medical researcher, ecological leader, and bestselling author of books such as Spiritual Nutrition, Conscious Eating, Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine, and There Is a Cure for Diabetes. He received his M.D. degree from Columbia Medical School in 1969 and completed his psychiatry residency in 1973. Dr. Cousens was the Chief Mental Health Consultant for the Sonoma County Operation Head Start and a consultant for the California State Department of Mental Health. He is listed in the Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who among Top Executives, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and National Register’s Who’s Who and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA). Gabriel Cousens, MD has developed the first live-food, vegan Masters program in the world in conjunction with University of Integrated Science California. He is the director and founder of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, called by Harper’s Magazine, “One of the world’s best 10 yoga and detoxification retreats”.

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