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Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

Fall 1980 - Fall 2120

SCU Health - Clinical and Health Services Research


Current Position

  • Position: Associated Faculty


Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH is the Director of Research, as Associate Professor and Senior Investigator at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. He is also an Associate Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from Bastyr University in 2003 and his Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2009. After completing a clinical residency at Bastyr University, he received 8 years of NIH-funded research training including 5 years of KL2 training in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Bradley is a member of the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).



MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States


N.D., Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, United States


B.Sc., Chemical Engineering and Technology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions

Journal Article


Bradley, R.; Webber, L.; Anderson, L.; Paraiso, I.; Metz, T.; Stevens, J.; Wright, A. Affinity- and Activity-Based Probes Synthesized from Structurally Diverse Hops-Derived Xanthohumol Flavonoids Reveal Highly Varied Protein Profiling. Escherichia coli 2023, 29324–29331.
Bradley, R.; Corroon, J.; Grant, I.; Allison, M. Trends in Cannabis Use, Blood Pressure and Hypertension in Middle-Aged Adults: Findings from NHANES, 2009-2018. American Journal of Hypertension 2023.
Bradley, R.; Sharpe, E.; Clark-Stone, J.; Butler, M.; Soltanzadeh, R.; Jindal, R.; Hanes, D. A Closer Look at Yoga Nidra- Early Randomized Sleep Lab Investigations. J Psychosom Res. 2023, 111169.
Bradley, R.; Buttolph, L.; Wooliscroft, L.; Zwickey, H. Participant Perspectives on Community Qigong for People with Multiple Sclerosis. Integr Med Rep. 2023, 26–34.
Bradley, R.; Bray, B.; Sadowski, A.; Bray, C.; Zwickey, H. Clinical Aspects of Binge Eating Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Mixed-Methods Study of Binge Eating Disorder Experts’ Perspectives. Front Psychiatry 2023, 13, 1087165.
Bradley, R.; Bray, B.; Bray, C.; Zwickey, H.  Mental Health Aspects of Binge Eating Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Mixed-Methods Study of Binge Eating Disorder Experts’ Perspectives. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Sep 15;13:953203.. PMID: 38685619; PMCID: PMC9520774. 2022, 13, 953203.
Bradley, R.; Vita, A.; Zwickey, H.  Associations between Food-Specific IgG Antibodies and Intestinal Permeability Biomarkers. Front Nutr. 2022, 962093.
Bradley, R.; Langley, B.; Ryan, J.; Phipps, J.; Buttolph, L.; Bray, B.; Aslan, J.; Metz, T.; Stevens, J. Xanthohumol Microbiome and Signature in Adults with Crohn’s Disease (the XMaS Trial): A Protocol for a Phase II Triple-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Trials 2022, 885.
Bradley, R.; Wexler, R.; Fox, D.; Edmond, H.; Lemau, J.; ZuZero, D.; Bollen, M.; Montenegro, D.; Parikshak, A.; Thompson, A.; Carlson, N.; Carlson, H.; Wentz, A.; Hanes, D.; Zwickey, H.; Pickworth, C. Protocol for Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) in the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy/radiculitis Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2022, 100962.
Bradley, R.; Pacheco, L.; Anderson, C.; Allison, M. Changes in Biomarkers of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) upon Access to Avocados in Hispanic/Latino Adults: Secondary Data Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients 2022, 274.


Bradley, R.; Corroon, J.; Tichauer, C. High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C for Lyme Disease: A Safety and Tolerability Study with an Exploratory Assessment of Treatment Efficacy. European Society of Medicine 2023.

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One of the great things about SCU is we do have a campus layout, so all your classes aren't in a single room. We have our cadaver lab. We have different specialty rooms for physical assessment classes vs. acupuncture classes. All our acupuncture-specific classes have all the herbs in the room. You can pull out the herbs and look at them, whether in class or in between classes to get that extra studying in.

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Some of my favorite courses at SCU have to be the chiropractic procedure classes; those are the classes you get to hone in on your chiro skills, your palpation skills and ultimately work on the adjustments that make you a chiropractor. Those are the classes I feel enhance my knowledge the most and are some of the reasons I chose to become a chiropractor here are SCU.

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