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Physician & Research Faculty
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program, Fred Hutch
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • N.D., Bastyr University 
  • Ph.D., Columbia University 
  • M.P.H., University of Washington 
  • Research Fellowship, Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutch 
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Bastyr Center for Natural Health 
  • Research Fellowship, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Clinical Expertise 

  • Integrative medicine in conjunction with standard cancer treatment




Research and/or clinical interests 

Dr. Heather Greenlee is a public health researcher and naturopathic physician who focuses on cancer prevention and control, cancer survivorship, obesity and cancer, and integrative medicine. She studies the effects of dietary change, physical activity and weight loss on cancer outcomes and designs lifestyle interventions to reduce cancer risk and better the life of cancer survivors, particularly in underserved populations. Dr. Greenlee also studies the use of integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, botanicals, vitamins/minerals and mind-body approaches to improve cancer symptoms, alleviate treatment side effects and improve survivors’ quality of life. She has co-led the creation of national guidelines on the use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment and was a co-investigator on the first large, randomized trial that showed acupuncture relieves joint pain caused by hormone-suppressing drugs in early-stage breast cancer patients. Dr. Greenlee is the Director of Fred Hutch Cook for Your Life (, which provides nutritional and culinary information to cancer patients, caregivers and clinicians.