Office: VFS 319
BA- Psychology, Calvin College
RN- Mercy Central School of Nursing
MSN- Grand Valley State University
Post Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Grand Valley State University
MSc-Herbal Medicine, University of East London
PhD- Nursing, University of Arizona
Areas of Teaching / Academic Specialty Research / Scholarship
Graduate and undergraduate nursing theory courses.
Niemeyer, K., Bell, I., & Koithan, M. (2013). Traditional knowledge of Western herbal medicine and complex systems science, Journal of Herbal Medicine. 3. 112-119
Howerter, A., Hollenstein, T., Boon, H., Niemeyer, K., & Brule, D. (2012). State-space grid analysis: Applications for clinical whole systems complementary and alternative medicine research, Forschende Komplementarmedizin. 19(suppl.1). 30-35.
Koithan, M., Bell, I., Niemeyer, K., & Pincus, D. (2012). A complex systems science perspective for whole systems of CAM research, Forschende Komplememtarmedizin. 19(suppl.1). 7-14.
Koithan, M., Niemeyer, K. (2010). Using herbal remedies to maintain optimal weight, Journal of Nurse Practitioner. 6(2). 153-154.
Niemeyer, (2001). Common Herbal Therapies and Appendix-Common Supportive Herbsin J. Nagelkerk, DiagnosticReasoning: Case Analysis in Primary Care Practice.Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.
Western herbal medicine at the intersection of Science and tradition: Documenting the practice of herbal medicine. American Herbalists Guild Annual Symposium, Bend, Oregon
The Process of Personalizing Western Herbal Medicine: A Research Based Model of Herbal Medicine Formulation. American Herbalists Guild Annual Symposium, Bend, Oregon
Western Herbal Medicine: A Nonlinear Dynamical System of Medicine. Western Institute of Nursing Research, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Poster)
Building Inner Strength: Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for Immune Support. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners 9th Annual Conference (1.5 CEU), Grand Rapids, MI
Building Inner Strength: Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for Immune Support. Great Lakes Cancer Nursing Conference (1 CEU), Troy, MI
The use of Urtica dioica semen with chronic renal failure-American Herbalist Guild Annual Symposium, Boulder CO. (Poster)
“Personalizing Western herbal medicine: Weaving a Tapestry of Right Relationships, a Grounded Theory Study.” University of Arizona, College of Nursing.
“The use of Urtica dioica semen in chronic renal failure including a review of the literature on Urtica dioica and an analysis of the mineral content on three samples of Urtica dioica semen.” University of East London.
“Locus of Control and Coping Strategies of Clients Following an Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Descriptive Correlational Study.” Grand Valley State University.
Adult Complementary and Alternative Medicine: nutrition and herbal medicine.
Professional Memberships & Activities
National League of Nursing (NLN)
American Herbalist Guild
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
2009-2012: NIH NCCAM T-32 Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship. University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Program.
2013: Outstanding Dissertation. University of Arizona, College of Nursing.