Our Research In Depth
As one of CCNM’s core goals, expanding research relevant to enhancing naturopathic medicine and developing skills among faculty, students, and graduates that foster research activity, is of utmost importance. Our research department is a leader in advancing our understanding of complementary and naturopathic medicine as a contributor to a sustainable health-care system.
By fostering a culture of research, CCNM investigates a range of topics, from addiction to nutrition, in order to explore the strengths of naturopathic medicine, test therapies and influence policy.

Shakil, S.S.M., Gowan, M., Hughes, K. et al. A narrative review of the ethnomedicinal usage of Cannabis sativa Linnaeus as traditional phytomedicine by folk medicine practitioners of Bangladesh. J Cannabis Res 3, 8 (2021).

DiDiodato G, Hassan S, Cooley K (2021) Elicitation of stakeholder viewpoints about medical cannabis research for pain management in critically ill ventilated patients: A Q-methodology study. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248475.

Dunn, J.M., Steel, A.E., Adams, J. et al. Characteristics of global naturopathic education, regulation, and practice frameworks: results from an international survey. BMC Complement Med Ther 21, 67 (2021).

Aucoin M, Cooley K, Saunders PR, et al. The effect of Echinacea spp. on the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in humans: A rapid review [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 1]. Adv Integr Med. 2020;10.1016/j.