Meet Dr. Hanna Ian

With over 30 years experience in university, hospital and clinical settings, Dr. Ian’s medical practice focuses on the eradication of chronic disease, and not on the management of chronic disease. Her keen ability to understand and identify the multiple and compounding factors causing today’s epidemic in chronic disease is equally matched by her ability to educate her patients about the causes and empower them to make life-long changes to ensure their health, vitality, and creativity.

Dr. Ian’s career began as a member of the Public Health faculty at Southern Connecticut State University where she taught Women’s Health, Death and Dying, Medical Self-Care and Human Sexuality. At the same university she was co-director of the annual International Field Study in Public Health to Mexico and Guatemala of which she authored the curriculum. She was recruited to faculty of Yale–New Haven Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics where she taught classes in Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Preparation for Childbirth and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. While at Yale-New Haven she served on several national task forces for the reduction of the incidence of cesarean surgeries with an emphasis on the appropriate intervention for pain management and breech births.

Dr. Ian served as Medical Director for Brookfield Integrative Medicine, Wisconsin’s first integrative medical clinic. She is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society with an emphasis on breast cancer and cancer prevention from environmental triggers. She is published in professional journals, textbooks, consumer health magazines and newspapers in the field of health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Ian holds a Master’s degree in Community Health Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Sonoran University. Upon graduation she completed her post-doctoral training in Environmental Medicine. She continues Advanced Practice medical education with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Ian would not be the super-sleuth she is today without teachers, educators and physician with whom she has studied. She would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their outstanding role in her education and training:

  • Dr. Erik Mood, Yale University, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Sidney Baker, Gesell Institute for Human Development, New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Anne Mitchell, Physician in private practice, Wallingford, CT
  • Dr. Mark Houston, Hypertension Institute, Nashville, TN
  • Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Institute for Functional Medicine, Federal Way, WA
  • Dr. Mark Hyman, Institute for Functional Medicine, Federal Way, WA