ND, RN, BSN
Lilia Peng, ND, RN, BSN, (she/they) is a second-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA. Dr. Peng’s primary interests are improving culturally sensitive mental health care for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and advancing health equity for marginalized groups, especially the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ communities. She is also interested in holistic psychiatric care and the therapeutic use of psychedelic medicines in treating mental illness and substance use. Dr. Peng’s nursing experience has included working in an involuntary psychiatric hospital serving primarily homeless adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
Dr. Peng began her healthcare career as a naturopathic physician. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and completed her residency in chronic disease management at the Quest Center for Integrative Health in Portland, OR. She was inspired to pursue additional education to specialize in mental health after witnessing the significant need for psychiatric care among her patients. She plans to integrate her PMHNP education with her background in naturopathic medicine to provide holistic and integrative mental health care to underserved communities. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Economics, and Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) from the University of Washington.
Dr. Peng is a member of the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN), Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP), Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), and Psychedelic Medicine Association (PMA).