Director of Curriculum Development Joel M. Evans, MD is Founder and Director of The Center for Women’s Health, where he practices Integrative Obstetrics and Gynecology. His book on the holistic approach to pregnancy, The Whole Pregnancy Handbook (Gotham, 2005), has received widespread critical acclaim and media attention. A frequent lecturer on Holistic Health Care, Dr. Evans is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and recognized as the first physician in Connecticut to be Board Certified in both Holistic Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Evans serves on the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Women’s Health and as a peer reviewer for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He is a member of the senior faculty of two of the most recognized and prestigious teaching institutions in integrative medicine: The Center for Mind/Body Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. In spring of 2011, he was the external lead physician in the creation of the IFM Advanced Practice Module in Hormone Health. Dr. Evans also published a chapter in the textbook Integrative Gastroenterology entitled “Premenstrual and Menstrual Exacerbation of IBS: An Integrative Medicine Analysis of the Bi-Directional Connection between Female Hormones and Gut Health.”
Having pursued studies in spirituality, metaphysics, and personal transformation for many years, Dr. Evans has recently created a core curriculum designed to share ancient spiritual wisdom with others in order to help bring health and happiness into their lives.