Dr. Low Dog's extensive career in studying natural medicine began more than twenty-five years ago. She studied midwifery, massage therapy, and was a highly respected herbalist before going on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr Low Dog currently serves as the Director of the Fellowship for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.
In addition to her work as a clinician and educator, she has been involved in national health policy and regulatory issues for more than a decade. In 2000, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the White House Commission of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and served a 3 year term as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
She has been the elected Chair of the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Committee since 2000. Her many honors of distinction include the Martina de la Cruz medal for her work with indigenous medicines (1998), Time magazine's Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2001), the Burt Kallman Scientific Award (2007) and NPR's People's Pharmacy award (2007). Dr. Low Dog is an internationally known speaker on topics ranging from the responsible use of herbal medicine and dietary supplements to integrative approaches to women's health; with more than 30 publications to her credit.