Tenzin Namdul, DTMS
BA, Anthropology University of Minnesota
PhD (in progress), Anthropology, Emory University
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts at the University of Minnesota
Mayo C592, MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tenzin Namdul is a Faculty Member at the Tibetan Healing Initiative, Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota.
Tenzin was born and raised in India after his parents emigrated from Tibet to India. He earned his DTMS at the Men-Tsee-Khang (MTK), the Tibetan Medical Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. In 2009, Tenzin immigrated to the U.S. where he earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Graduate Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts at the University of Minnesota. Starting in August, 2013, he will begin his PhD Program in Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
At the MTK, Tenzin served as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, Faculty Member, and Director of Clinical Research. He collaborated with international colleagues to conduct research studies and publish scientific papers about Tibetan Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine for his research and promotion of alternative medicine.
Since 2001, Tenzin has collaborated with Dr. Miriam Cameron at the University of Minnesota on education, research, writing, and other scholarly projects involving Tibetan Medicine. He helps Dr. Cameron to teach graduate courses (CSPH 5315 and CSPH 5318) about Tibetan Medicine at the University of Minnesota and in India. He also conducts Tibetan Medicine consultations for students in these courses. He is a member of the Tibetan Healing Initiative research team that is conducting studies about Tibetan Medicine.
Tenzin has traveled extensively to conduct Tibetan Medicine consultations and workshops in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. His publications include journal articles and a book. He translated and edited the nutritional textbook, Tibetan Medical Dietary Book: Vol. 1 - Potency & Preparation of Vegetables, by Dr. Yangbum Gyal and published by the MTK in 2006.
Tenzin serves as the unpaid Co-Founder and Executive Director of CHOICE: HIV/AIDS Initiative for Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal. In addition, he is Co-Founder and Board Member of Tibetan Children’s Fund in Holland.