Moms Clean Air Force Iowa Organizer Karin Stein interviews Dr. Suzanne Bartlett, board certified medical doctor in integrative medicine, on May 4, 2020. Karin and Dr. Bartlett discussed the health impacts of coronavirus and environmental contributors to health disparities in Latino communities and front line workers.
About Karin Stein:
Karin is the Iowa state organizer. Working with Moms Clean Air Force is personal for Karin: “Once you’re a mom, you’re every child’s mom. That’s my mom instinct.”
Before moving to Kellogg, Iowa, in 1980, Karin, a Colombian citizen, lived in Costa Rica. The granddaughter of German immigrants, she grew up on a remote, off-the-grid cattle and rice farm in the eastern plains of Colombia, where she was homeschooled. She and her siblings direct a watershed conservation foundation in Costa Rica.
Karin is a touring musician who recently started an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of the performing arts. She has three grown daughters who continuously inspire her and her husband to protect the environment.
About Dr. Suzanne Bartlett:
Dr. Bartlett is Iowa’s first fellowship-trained and board certified medical doctor in integrative medicine, having completed Dr. Andrew Weil’s acclaimed fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in 2013. She became board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine in 2015, and has been board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2002. In 2017 she completed a 500 hour course to become certified in herbal medicine with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog.
Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller’s passion for integrative medicine and nature therapy arose from her personal journey through raising a child on the autism spectrum, her late husband’s death from cancer, the inadequacies of conventional medicine, and her personal discovery of solace in both outdoor adventure and mindfulness in nature. She and her current husband, Joe, lead workshops combining mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, integrative wellness topics, and the practice of Shinrin-yoku/Japanese forest bathing for women’s empowerment, individuals with special needs, cancer survivors, and others.