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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

James Boniface

Title: Special Lecturer, School of Health Sciences
 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 376-2255 (cell)
E-mail: jabonifa@oakland.edu

Educational Background:
MA; Counseling; Oakland University; School of Education and Human Services (SEHS)
Wellness Specialization; Oakland University; School of Health Sciences (SHS)
Cert. in Complementary Medicine and Wellness; (SHS)
Fully Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) in Michigan
Nationally Board-Certified Counselor (NCC)

Teaching Interests: 
Integrative Holistic Medicine 
Leadership and Healthcare (Public Health) 
Community Mental Health (CMH)

Research/Scholarship: 
Independent study on “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Hospital Settings” that incorporated data reported from among 5,800 hospitals across the United States. Since 2013 has taught these findings to over 1000 Oakland University students, especially in the HS 4410 – Integrative Holistic Medicine course. Recently created and started to teach in 2019 the HS 3450 – Leadership and Healthcare course which incorporates world-class leaderships practices and insights as well as reviews case studies on public health, including ethical issues. Has real-world experience improving the overall health and quality of life primarily to an underprivileged population within Oakland County. His goal has been to improve the overall mind, body, and spiritual health of people both as a credentialed practitioner in the community and as an instructor empowering medical students in the classroom. Currently working as a principal investigator on a grant to benefit the overall health of full-time caretakers of love ones in their homes, especially since nation-wide 35% of these full-time caretakers die before the people they are taking care of.   

Professional Affiliations: 
Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association (MMHCA)
Teaming with leadership in the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
Teaming with leadership in the Energy Medicine Research Institute (EMRI)

Personal Interests: 
Triathlete, community public speaking, therapeutic movies