Internationally-recognized ethnobotanist, who studies the relationship between plants, people and culture

Dr. Balick is an esteemed scientist who conducts much of his research in remote regions of the world, where he studies traditional uses of plants, particularly medicinal and food plants. His research has included extensive fieldwork in 37 countries within the Amazon Valley, Central and South America, The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Island regions of Micronesia and Melanesia. Dr. Balick works closely with health care professionals to understand the efficacy and potential wider use of plants as human therapies. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Delaware and his A.M, and Ph.D. from Harvard University, during which time he also studied at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Balick has authored over 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and authored, co-authored or edited 28 scientific and general interest books and monographs including the highly acclaimed Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants.

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