Jenn Dazey, ND, RH (AHG), is Core Faculty and Chair of the Department of Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University. She is a registered herbalist, and a practicing naturopathic physician. She is also, admittedly, a pleomorphist and permaculturist. She loves to study and teach abroad, specializing in tropical and temperate folk medicines, seaweeds, and mushrooms. Discovering and uncovering the inherent Naturopathic philosophy and principles that connect cultures everywhere, her educational focus includes botanical “fusion” medicine, which incorporates herbal medicine into culinary arts, hydrotherapy, environmental medicine, and mainstream lifestyles. Dr. Dazey graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 2008.
Dr. Dazey is a core faculty member in the Department of Botanical Medicine. She sees patients in her private practice at Green Bean Natural Health in Monroe, Washington.
Dr. Dazey's background includes both clinical and teaching experience. She has worked as an herbalist in private consulting since 2003, and as a primary care physician since 2008. Dr. Dazey also has worked at Evergreen Hospital in adult health education. She worked with dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals as the lead practitioner for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.
Dr. Dazey has authored a number of articles and regularly serves as a public speaker and counselor on the safe and effective use of medicinal herbs. She published the book Naturopathic Gardening, which helps draw parallels in gardening and clinical practice to better illustrate the principles of natural medicine.
Dr. Dazey grew up on a local subsistence farm and has been teaching organic gardening and many other topics related to soil and land management since 2002.
Dr. Dazey teaches herbal materia medica in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as organic gardening, soil ecology, seed saving, and biointensive IPM for the certificate program in Holistic Landscape Design. She leads students abroad to study medicinal plants in Costa Rica, as well as locally in Washington and Oregon.
Dr. Dazey specializes in the use of herbal medicine in her private practice, and has a special interest in the cultivation and processing of medicinal plants.