Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH

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

Research Associate Professor
Co-director, Integrative Family Medicine


Family Medicine at Domino's Farms
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive 
P.O. Box 375
Lobby M
Ann Arbor, MI 49106

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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 Interest

Research Interests
Department Areas


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


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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