Authors Biography


Dr Carl O. Helvie is a registered nurse with a masters in public health nursing focusing on wellness (U of California), a second masters degree in public health and wellness (Johns Hopkins U), a doctorate in public health and wellness (Johns Hopkins U), and post doctoral study in the Divinity school at Duke University.

He has 60 years experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author, and researcher and during that time has helped thousands of patients improve their health and taught around 4,000 graduate and undergraduate nursing students. He retired from academia in 2000 and in 2002, taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany and served as a nursing consultant to Russia.

He has published 7 books (the latest being Healthy Holistic Aging: A Blueprint for Success), and 4 additional book chapters in the U.S.A and Germany, over 55 articles, and presented over 55 research papers around the United States and Europe, and received grants up to $800,000.

He was recognized in most major references books including Who’s Who; Who’s Who in Virginia, Outstanding Educator in America;  Men of Achievement;  American Men and Women in Science, Whos Who in Nursing and is listed in Wikipedia.

In 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Career in Public Health Award by the American Public Health Association.

He has lectured and given community, national and international presentations since 1961 to such groups as the Optimist club;  American Business Women;  The American Public Health Assn;  Sigma Theta Tau International,  The International Family Nursing Conference, and the Virginia Library Association.

In 2007 Carl was interviewed on over 45 radio show about his book Healthy Holistic Aging in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada. He has been host of the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio since 2008 and on the FMG Radio network since 2012.

Dr Helvie’s latest book, You Can Beat Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions will be published on November 30, 2012.