OHS Advisory Board
Members of the Advisory Board
Jerry Cott, Ph.D.
Jerry Cott, Ph.D. is a neuropsychopharmacologist specializing in clinical and preclinical psychotherapeutic drug development. He is currently a pharmacologist with the FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in Rockville, Maryland. Since obtaining his Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and a postdoctoral fellowship (with recent Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson) at the University of Göteborg, Sweden, he has had a variety of work experiences including teaching medical school at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria; and 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. and Sweden. Dr. Cott was at the National Institute of Mental Health as Chief of the Psychopharmacology Research Program from 1991 until June 2000. He was appointed Scientific Advisor to the Institute of Mental Health Research at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in Canada and is on the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. He is a frequent member of the ad hoc NIH Initial Review Groups of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has more than 75 scientific publications. Dr. Cott initiated the 1998 NIH workshop entitled “Omega-3 fatty essential fatty acids and psychiatric disorders,” and the NIH controlled clinical trials of St. John’s wort in major depression and Ginkgo biloba in senile dementia. His present interest is in the integration of mainstream psychiatry with nutritional (particularly omega-3 fatty acids) and botanical interventions for the treatment of severe and chronic mental disorders. He is a member of the Bahá’í Faith, a religion that affirms the fundamental importance of diet in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Web Site: www.JerryCott.com
David Riley, MD
David Riley, MD graduated from the University of Utah medical school, is board certified in Internal Medicine, and has received post-graduate training in a variety of complementary therapies including yoga, cranial osteopathy, nutrition, homeopathy, and herbal medicine. He is the editor-in-chief of the leading indexed medical journal in Integrative Medicine, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, written chapters for a variety of medical textbooks, and is a clinical associate professor at the University of New Mexico medical school. He received his undergraduate degree in Music and Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1976. Prior to attending medical school he worked as a musician and chef in Europe and the United States. He has worked and traveled extensively in North, Central and South American, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
In 1992 he opened the Integrative Medicine Institute, a multi-specialty clinic, research center, and healthcare policy institute to improve patient care through the implementation of Integrative Medicine - combining the best of conventional and complementary medicine. He is also in an integrative medicine practice with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog in Santa Fe, NM.
Dr. Riley has conducted or managed more than 50 clinical trials since 1992 ranging from international practice-based research networks to randomized controlled clinical trials. In 1998 Dr. Riley founded Southwest Health Options, an independent practice association (IPA) managing the delivery of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for insured patients where he developed credentialing standards, managed peer review and coordinated service utilization. He has been a member of the CONSORT group and worked on the development of coding solutions for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Riley has consulted with regulatory agencies in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He is a board member of the HPCUS, a technical advisory body to the FDA and has consulted with other federal agencies. Dr. Riley is a member of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Council for Dubai Healthcare City and led a steering committee that developed licensure rules for integrative medicine providers. Dr. Riley lectures and consults internationally on a range of healthcare issues including healthcare policy and regulation, education and research, and issues surrounding integrative medicine. He is married and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Paul C. Magarelli, MD, PhD
Dr. Paul C. Magarelli is a Board Certified RE&I and practices in Colorado Springs since 1998. Dr. Magarelli is a nationally noted specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He is founder and Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Centers in Colorado and New Mexico.
Dr. Magarelli has presented and published ground breaking research in the area of integrating Eastern (Acupuncture) and Western medical treatments for infertility. Today, he continues to investigate the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in treating IVF patients, thereby forging the way for the future of reproductive medicine.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Magarelli was honored as the recipient of the Reproductive Scientist Award in 1994 by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Practicing Physicians Award in 2004 by the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS). He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for PCRS. Currently he is Vice President/Financial for PCRS.
Dr. Magarelli brings a very unique background to RMFC. He has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry specializing in Marine Animal Reproduction. He has worked for General Mills heading a research program and their learned the value of “bottom line” planning. With this varied background Dr. Magarelli has developed very cost effective plans for fertility care: Planning 4 Pregnancy ™. He has developed computerized information systems with Broadband access and video conferencing to allow remote medical practices to operate at peak efficiency for the reproductive care of his patients. He also prides himself in providing High Tech with a Personal Touch ™.
He has authored numerous abstracts and articles in peer review journals in his subspecialty, and is currently a reviewer for the journal “Fertility & Sterility”. His book chapter: Revolution in Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Role of Traditional Chinese Medicine on IVF outcomes, Cambridge University Press, “Infertility and Assisted Reproduction” represents the first Eastern medicine chapter in a Western medical textbook on reproductive medicine. In October 2008 he presented his data on Acupuncture and IVF in Venice and was plenary speaker (2006) at the American Associate of Medical Acupuncturists’ meeting in Washington D.C. He has presented at the Society for Acupuncture Research, American Oriental Medicine Association, and the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine national meetings.
Dr. Magarelli is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. He is also a member of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society. He is an advisor to the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Diane Cridennda, L.Ac., FABORM
Ms. Cridennda has been in private practice as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist since 1995. She spent 20 years in Western medicine working as a Radiological Technologist. She had a career change after being treated with Acupuncture to overcome a debilitating illness. Ms. Cridennda graduated with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1994. She is NCCAOM certified and completed post-graduate studies in China. She conducts and presents research on combining acupuncture with high tech fertility. She presented over 7 abstracts at Western scientific meetings both nationally and abroad. She is a founding board member of ABORM (Acupuncture Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine).
Her published materials include a book chapter in the medical textbook “Infertility and Assisted Reproduction” by Botros Rizk. It is published by Cambridge University Press. The chapter is called “The Revolution of Assisted Reproductive Technologies: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Impacted Reproductive Outcomes in the Treatment of Infertile Couples,” page 576-603.
Her latest publication is in Fertility & Sterility Vol. 92, No.6. December 2009 titled “Changes in serum cortisol and prolactin associated with acupuncture during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer treatment”.
Ms. Cridennda has a general practice but has a special interest in infertility, obstetrics/gynecology, sports medicine, hormone balancing, and pain.
Professor (USA) Albrecht Molsberger, MD (Germany)
Professor (USA) Albrecht Molsberger, MD (Germany), Orthopedist. Dr. Molsberger specializes in medical acupuncture, integrative medicine and sports medicine. He graduated medical school in Marburg and Düsseldorf in 1984 and completed his orthopedic training in 1990 at the Orthopedic Clinic at the University of Düsseldorf. Between 1983 and 2001 he studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture and co-founded Forschungsgruppe Akupunktur (Research Group Acupuncture) in 1994, one of the leading Societies in Germany that teaches Traditional Chinese Medicine to physicians. He has been in clinical practice since 1990 in Düsseldorf. He served as president of the “Forschungsgruppe Akupunktur und traditionelle Chinesische Medizin (FATCM) e.V“, a scientific organization with 2300 physician members, for eight years.
Between 1995 – 2000, he was the principal investigator for various prospective, randomized, controlled trials for the Governmental Arm of Health Care in cooperation with the University of Düsseldorf. The studies included treatment of chronic shoulder pain and chronic lumbar pain with acupuncture. In conjunction with Professor H.J. Trampisch he initiated the German Acupuncture Trials in 2000 which tested the overall efficacy of acupuncture for knee pain, lumbar pain, chronic migraines and tension headaches.
In 2005 Dr. Molsberger completed a study in scientific cooperation with Harvard University “Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Clinical study with functional MRI assessment of cortical somatotopy”. In the same year he was appointed assistant professor for Orthopedics at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, and in 2007 he was appointed to adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the Center for Neurosensory Disorders.