Sean Bradley is a Naturopathic Physician (ND) and East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) who runs a medical clinic in Seattle called INSIGHT: Natural Medicine, Martial Arts, & Fitness, where he runs a general practice with a focus on functional movements and Chinese Medicine. He is currently a doctoral student at University of Washington focusing on early Chinese Medical literature and the transfer of medicines along the Silk Road. Before his doctoral work, he received degrees in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from Bastyr University after completing an intensive study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also studied Chinese Language (MA and BA) at the University of Washington, and Botany (BS) at Colorado State University. He travels regularly to Asia to further his studies and continue to research on the use of ancient medicines in modern practice.
- "Myrrh in Chinese Medicine: The Legacy of the Silk Road," The Huntington Botanical Gardens Lunch Presentation, February 2017.
- "Challenges of Translation from Classical Chinese into Modern English in Chinese Medical Texts," Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Guest Lecturer, September 2016.
- “Zhou hou beiji fang 肘後備急方: Emergency Prescriptions to Keep at Hand,” Yen Fu Translation Award Presentation, June 2015.
- “Ge Hong 葛洪: Herbs of Life and Death,” University of Washington course presentation, June 2015.
- “Myrrh and the Medical Knowledge Transferred Along the Silk Road,” Asian Languages and Literature Graduate Student Colloquium, April 2015.
- “Myrrh and Ancient Medical Knowledge in Chinese Medical Texts,” Bastyr University lecture, February 2015.
- “沒藥Myrrh: Medical Knowledge along the Silk Road from Arabia into the Chinese Materia Medica,” 44th Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2014
Awards and Fellowships
- Silk Road Foundation Award, Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2017
- Golden Fleece Award for Best Presentation, 44th Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2014
- Yen Fu Translation Award, December 2014
- Foreign Language Area Studies (Chinese), academic year 2014
- Foreign Language Area Studies (Chinese), academic year 2013
- Foreign Language Area Studies (Korean), summer 2013
- Foreign Language Area Studies (Chinese), summer 2012
- Confucian Institute (Chinese Language), summer 2011
- Myrrh in Chinese Medicine: The Legacy of the Silk Road - March 6, 2017