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Nisha Money, MD, is the medical director of Sonoma County Indian Health. She is double boarded in preventive medicine and integrative medicine, with a sub-specialization in global health. Previously, Nisha served as the senior medical advisor for the Department of Homeland Security’s US Customs and Border Protection. Her recent positions include US Air Force flight surgeon, chief medical officer for complementary and alternative medicine and integrative health for the Department of Defense, medical commander for Homeland Security and Initial Disaster Response Teams, US Air Force Pentagon’s chief of fitness, and head physician epidemiologist for the Department of Defense Global Health. She is considered a pioneer in integrative medicine within the US military. Among other efforts, Nisha creates and leads integrative mental fitness training programs used in deployment, training, work, and personal site settings to address prevention, resiliency, and treatment of psycho-neurological disorders secondary to trauma, and to optimize human performance. She has also created multi-lateral global health collaborations to strengthen the prevention, surveillance, and response to national disasters, infectious diseases, and neuro-psychological disorders world-wide. She has spearheaded initiatives to implementation between the White House, the US military, WHO, NATO, and foreign public-private sector agencies for medical humanitarian missions, holistic/integrative health therapies, and best practices in complementary and alternative medicine for wounded warrior care, emphasizing neuro-psychological injuries, pain, and chronic disorders. Nisha received her bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Miami and her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her masters in public health and her preventive medicine residency at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Nisha is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.