Betty Harrison is the academic department chair for the Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness, Nutrition Science, and Health Science degree programs as well as the Associate of Science in Health Science, Master of Science in Health Education, and Master of Public Health. In coordination with subject matter experts, the curriculum team, and advisory board, Ms. Harrison ensures the degree programs are pertinent and current with industry trends. She upholds high classroom standards throughout the supervision of faculty and courses.
Ms. Harrison has an extensive background in the fields of psychology and complementary and integrative medicine, including practicing as a doctor of oriental medicine—acupuncture and herbal medicine—and psychotherapist for over 20 years. She was a clinician at the prestigious Integrative Medicine Clinic at Northshore Hospital in Chicago, which is associated with the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Program.
Ms. Harrison has been practicing meditation for over 30 years and completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently she leads a weekly meditation group in Chicago. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research as well as a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Tristate College of Acupuncture, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ms. Harrison is certified as both a Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and a Worksite Wellness Program Manager (CWWPM).