Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP is a scientist, clinician, educator, herbalist and writer, keen on facilitating the awareness of the natural world to the people around him. He is currently a consultant for the natural products industry. He has been the Principle Scientist for Herb Pharm, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Chair for Tai Sophia Institute's clinical herbal medicine program and a past Marie Curie Research Fellow in the European Union.
Kevin has practiced western phytotherapy, informed by the Ayurvedic system, western herbalism and modern physiology, since 1989 and was a cofounder of the first Masters of Science degree in clinical herbal medicine, as well as a founding faculty member of the first Bachelors of Science degree in botanical medicine in the U.S.
Past research has included the molecular biology of brain and ovarian cancer, clinical investigations on various medicinal plants, immunological studies on Echinacea spp. and chemical studies on numerous plant species.
International research has included the analysis of nutrient levels in women of early childbearing age in West Africa, working with children with neurological disorders in Central America and researching medicinal plants active against malaria in Paris, France. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, an adjunct professor of botanical medicine at National College of Natural Medicine, a faculty member at Maryland University of Integrated Health and the California School of Herbal Studies. He is also a member of the prestigious College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy in the United Kingdom.