Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH

Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
Co-director, Integrative Family Medicine

Address

1018 Fuller St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Administrative Contact

Biography

Dr. Suzanna Zick is a clinical expert on integrative medicine in cancer survivorship and a research associate professor in the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine. She is a member of the education team for the U-M Integrative Medicine Faculty Scholars Program. Zick is currently the co-director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Zick is conducting a Department of Defense funded study to investigate the effect of self-administered acupressure on persistent cancer related fatigue in ovarian cancer survivors. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Zick is the program director of the Integrative Oncology Scholars Program focused on training oncology professionals in evidence-based integrative medicine.

Areas of Research

Research Interests

Integrative Oncology, cancer survivorship, whole food diets, acupressure, diet and autoimmunity, fatigue, chronic pain, implementation and dissemination of integrative oncology interventions

Credentials

Medical School or Training
  • Medical Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 1992
  • N.D., Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Ore., 1996
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1999

Grants

Current Research
  • Acupressure for Persistent Cancer Related Fatigue in Ovarian Cancer Survivor, DoD, Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Harris)
  • Michigan Lupus Epidemiology and Surveillance (MILES) Program Longitudinal Cohort, CDC, Co-Investigator (PI: Somers)
  • Integrative Oncology Scholars, NCI, Principal Investigator

Published Articles or Reviews

Key Publications
  1. Zick SM, Sen A, Wyatt GK, Murphy SL, Arnedt JT, Harris RE. Investigation of 2 Types of Self-administered Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jul 7. DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1867
  2. Greenlee H, Dupont-Reyes MJ, Balneaves LG, et al. Clinical practice guidelines on the evidence-based use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 2017;67(3):194-232. doi:10.3322/caac.21397.
  3. Zick SM, Sen A, Hassett AL, et al. Impact of Self-Acupressure on Co-Occurring Symptoms in Cancer Survivors. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 2018;2(4). doi:10.1093/jncics/pky064.
  4. Zick SM, Colacino J, Cornellier M, Khabir T, Surnow K, Djuric Z. Fatigue reduction diet in breast cancer survivors: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017;161(2):299–310. doi:10.1007/s10549-016-4070-y
  5. Charoenwoodhipong P, Harlow SD, Marder W, et al. Dietary omega polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and patient‐reported outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus: The Michigan Lupus Epidemiology & Surveillance (MILES) Program. Arthritis Care & Research. October 2019. doi:10.1002/acr.23925.

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