Alison Palacios, DO (she/her)



Originally from the Bay Area, I attended UC Davis for my undergraduate degree in Biologic Anthropology, minoring in Spanish. Through community outreach work I developed a passion for health communication and care for the Latinx community. After a year working in San Francisco and greater Bay Area as an EMT, I began medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA. Continuing my path in Family Medicine for underserved populations, I completed my residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. A fortunate recipient of the National Health Service Corps scholarship, I chose to bring my skills to Humboldt county, serving the communities of Willow Creek and Arcata for over 10 years. Through the experience I gained in general Family Practice, I honed my purpose to provide much needed medical care and education to young adults. My goals at Cal Poly Humboldt include providing our students with a basecamp of general health knowledge, strategic support when needed, and the tools to climb the highest peaks in life. I am excited to pay forward all the love and support I received in my career path and work with such highly motivated, accomplished and intelligent folx such as those here at Cal Poly Humboldt!

Fluent in Spanish

Areas of Interest: 

Musculoskeletal health, Mind-Body connection, Social Justice and Equity, Reproductive Rights and patient centered practice.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Educational Materials Committee

Every day!

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S. Anthropology
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

Books: The Mind-Gut Connection, by Emeran Mayer, MD.  The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman. The Body keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel Van der Kolk, MD.  The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendine, MD. Between the World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Over the Top, by Johnathan Van Ness.

TED Talks: “Why Things Hurt” with Lorimer Moseley. “Treating Pain Using the Brain” David Butler


Alison Palacios, DO (she/her)
SHC, 1st Floor