Rena Joyce Gordon

- 2005

Rena Joyce Gordon died November 24, 2005.

In the 1980s and 1990s she was a faculty member in the University of Arizona’s (UA) Department of Family and Community Medicine and directed the UA Medical School’s Rural Health Office. She was also the founding editor of the research journal Complementary Health Practice Review.

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Wayne State University in 1957, a master’s at University of Michigan in 1978, and a PhD in geography from Arizona State University in 1983.

Gordon was the author of the Arizona Rural Health Provider Atlas and co-editor of the books Alternative Therapies: Expanding Options in Health Care, and Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practices.

Gordon retired in 2002 from Arizona State University East where she helped develop a new health and wellness baccalaureate degree.

Rena Joyce Gordon (Necrology). 2006. AAG Newsletter 41(3): 28.