Eric Brand is a Chinese medicine practitioner with a passion for materia medica and herbal quality discernment. After graduating from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2003, Eric spent over a decade pursuing academic and clinical opportunities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China. He earned his PhD at the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University with a focus on Chinese herbal pharmacy, and he serves as a TCM advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.
Eric has written or translated a variety of modern and classical texts and peer-reviewed articles, and he served as Chair of the U.S. delegation on the ISO Technical Committee for international TCM standards (ISO TC 249) from 2014 to 2017.
Eric remains active in teaching and research, and serves as an Assistant Professor at Taipei Medical University.