Masa Sasagawa

ND, Ph.D.

Masa Sasagawa Headshot

Bastyr University Research Institute

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences


Dr. Masa Sasagawa is an assistant research scientist at the Bastyr University Research Institute. He is also the director of research laboratories and adjunct faculty in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology.



Dr. Sasagawa directs and supports research laboratory activities for investigators, teachers, and students at the Bastyr University Research Institute. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Science, University of Washington, 2018
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship, 2004-2007
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, 2003



Research philosophy

Community health, health psychology, primary care, ethics in research-education-practice, healthcare economy, gerontology, end-of-life care, interprofessional collaboration, and others.