Peggy Piascik, PhD, RPh, received her bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University (ONU) and a PhD in Pharmacology from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy. She is a professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP). Dr. Piascik speaks at continuing education conferences on the topics of new drugs, dietary supplements, and personalized medicine. She teaches a problem-based elective course in the area of herbal and dietary supplements and co-coordinates an elective course in behavior modification coaching. Dr. Piascik is a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She is a four-time recipient of the UKCOP Senior Class Teaching Award and two-time recipient of the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, and she was named a University Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. Dr. Piascik is also a Distinguished Alumnus of ONU and the recipient of the Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Alumni Award from OSU.
Martha M. Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC, received her bachelor of science degree in Education from New York University, her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, her master of science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and her doctorate in Humanities − Health Care History from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Dr. Libster is an award-winning historian of seven books, including two histories about American 19th century healthcare reform, religion, and nursing. She is known internationally for her pioneering work and books on integrative nursing and nurse-herbalism, beginning with the release of Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing (2000, Delmar Thomson Learning) and her encyclopedic Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses (2002). She is Founding Director of the Global Tea House, an international forum for dialogue on health culture diplomacy, and Editor of Perspectives in Cultural Diplomacy. Her work focuses on primary healthcare education and research with communities that seek to incorporate nonpharmacological, cost-effective, accessible, traditional healing solutions, such as traditional Chinese and Western herbal remedies, with emerging science in their approach to stress, mental illness, and common health concerns, particularly in infants and young children. She has private holistic nurse psychotherapy practices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Appleton, Wisconsin. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and The Authors Guild. https://www.DrMarthaLibster.com.