Recommended Books

We’re readers, here at NUNM’s School of Graduate Studies. Our students often ask us what books we would recommend. Truth be told, there are hundreds! But here are a few to whet your appetite and give you a feel for the sorts of issues that we’re pondering.

Introduction to Clinical Research

Conducting Clinical Research: A Practical Guide for Physicians, Nurses, Study Coordinators, and Investigators by Judy Stone

How to Read a Paper by Trish Greenhalgh

Interpreting the Medical Literature by Stephen H. Gehlbach

Natural medicine

Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease by Laurie Michley


Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

The End of Overeating by David Kessler

Mythbusting, illness & evolution

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity by Sharon Moalem

Lyme disease, HIV & antibiotic resistance bacteria

Six Modern Plagues and How we are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters


Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert

Love, healing and the immune system

Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients by Bernie S. Siegel