Kirsti Dyer

Dr.  Kirsti Dyer  MD, MS

2013 - Fellowship Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
1992 - MD (Medical Degree) University of California, Davis
1986 - MS (Masters of Science) University of California, Davis Comparative Pathology. Concentrations in Immunology, Immunopathology and Medical Parasitology
1984 - BA (Bachelors of Arts) California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State). Double Major: Biological Science (Human Biology and Microbiology), Chemistry

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Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT is a physician, health educator, professor, online instructor, lecturer, and longtime online student. She received her medical and master's degrees from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dyer completed an Internal Medicine Residency program and practiced clinical medicine for many years.

After having her two daughters, her focus has shifted from clinical practice treating disease to health and wellness promotion through education. In August 2013 she completed the Fellowship program in Integrative Medicine with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She was the first physician (and still only) to attain the designation of Fellow in Thanatology F.T. through the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). This is technically death studies, but recognizes expertise in death, dying and bereavement.    

Dr. Dyer has been teaching Bio 50, Nutrition since January 2005 as an enhanced course using online resources. Her Nutrition course has been fully online in Blackboard since Fall 2008. Bio 50 was the first biology course to be available online at Columbia College.

To provide safe opportunities and encouragement for walking in the community, Dr. Dyer organized and facilitates Walking Classes at the Wildcat Ranch. The walking classes are a joint venture through Columbia College Community Education and the Sonora High School Wildcat Ranch in Spring 2016 on the cross country course. A session for Summer Morning Movers met early during the summer months and included runners from the cross country team. Another session on Walking at the Wildcat Ranch is scheduled for Fall 2016, starting in mid September. Interested walkers and movers can sign up through the Community Education website.

The walking class was inspired by the Surgeon General's 2015 Call to Action to promote walking and walkable communities. Our walkers and runners logged over 430 hours, with 50 hours being summer running hours.