Fellowship Faculty


Fellowship Program Core Faculty

Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, Program Director

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School 

Research Interests:
Efficacy and mechanism of mind-body exercise
Chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary disease

Ted Kaptchuk

Co-Director of the Program
Professor of Medicine at HMS 
Director of the Program in Placebo Studies
and Therapeutic Encounter

Research Interests:
Placebo effects
Asian medicine 
Integrative medicine

Roger Davis, ScD 

Associate Director of the Program
Senior biostatistician in the Research Section, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAssociate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health

Research Interests:
Biostatistics 
Epidemiology

Helene Langevin, MD 

Associate Director of the Program
Professor in Residence of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Professor of Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont College of Medicine


Peter Wayne, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and 
Research Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. 

Research Interests:
Mind-body practices 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Bertisch, Suzanne, MD, MPH 

Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS 
Physician/Clinical Investigator in Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine at BIDMC

Research Interests:
Autonomic effects of yoga and meditative slow breathing
Behavioral therapies 

Fregni, Felipe, PhD, MMSc, MPH 

Associate Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at HMS
Director of the Neuromodulation Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Research Interests:
Neuromodulation 
Cognition

Paula Gardiner, MD MPH

Assistant Director of Integrative Medicine in the Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine 
Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine 

Research Interests: 
Complementary therapy integration
Herbal medicine and dietary supplements

Goldberger, Ary, MD  

Professor of Medicine at HMS 
Director of the Margaret and HA Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics at BIDMC

Research Interests:
Cardiology
Biophysics
Nonlinear dynamics

Hall, Kathryn, PhD, MPH 

Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS
Associate Molecular Biologist in the Division of Preventive Medicine at BWH,
Director of Placebo Genetics in the Program for Placebo Studies.  

Research Interests:
Molecular geneticist 
Epidemiology 
Pharmaceutical drug discovery

Kirsch, Irving, PhD 

Lecturer in Medicine at HMS   

Research Interests:
Placebo effects
Hypnosis 

Ligibel, Jennifer, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS 
Medical director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living

Research Interests:
Cancer risk and outcomes
Cancer treatment management

McCarthy, Ellen P, PhD, MPH 

Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS 

Research Interests:
Epidemiology
Health services research
Large database analysis

Mukamal, Kenneth MD, MPH, MA

Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS
Visiting Scientist in Nutrition at HSPH
Associate Program Director for residency training for the BIDMC Department of Medicine.  

Research Interests:
Lifestyle factors and diet impact on chronic disease
Cardiovascular disease

Napadow, Vitaly, PhD 

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School 
Faculty member at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging 

Research Interests:
Biomedical engineering 
Neuroscience
Chronic pain 

Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH 

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Behavioral science researcher at the MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine and the MGH Cancer Survivorship Program

Research Interests: 
Quality of life and cancer risk
Integrating mind-body interventions into clinical care settings 

Peng, Chung-Kang, PhD 

Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS
Co-Director of the Margret & H.A Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology & Medicine
Director of the Center for Dynamical Biomarker at BIDMC

Research Interests:
Development of mathematical and computational tools to characterize spatial and temporal patterns in health and disease
Dynamical complexity for biological systems 

Phillips, Russell, MD 

Professor of Medicine at HMS and Director of the Center for Primary Care at HMS 

Research Interests:
Clinical epidemiology
Use of IM among patients with chronic disease

Robert Saper, MD, MPH

Director of Integrative Medicine for the Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine 
Associate Professor in the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. 

Research Interests:
Yoga and chronic pain 
Safety and efficacy of traditional Indian herbal medicines 

Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS

Research Interests:
Yoga/mind-body medicine 
Clinical effectiveness
Insomnia in post-traumatic stress disorder

Schumann-Olivier, Zev, MD

Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS
Executive and Research Director of the Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. 

Research Intersts:
Applying mind-body techniques to patients with mental illness
Mindfulness training on impulsivity and inhibitory control during smoking cessation

Christina C. Wee, MD, MPH 

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, 
Co-Director of the Research Section in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at BIDMC
Co-Director of the General Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship Program at HMS
Director of the Obesity and Health Behaviors Research Programs within the Division

Research Interests:
Obesity and health behaviors 
Influence of race and obesity on health outcomes 

Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD, Lic. Ac.,  

Instructor in Medicine at HMS 
Faculty member at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham Women's Hospital

Research Interests:
Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
Acupuncture 
Integrative medicine for back pain 

Zafonte, Ross, DO


Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 

Research Interests:
Traumatic brain injuries

Clinician Educator Faculty

Levy, Donald, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at HMS 
Medical director of the BWH OCC

Research Interests:
Integrative medicine education
Integrative care delivery

Mehta, Darshan, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine at HMS, Medical Director of MGH-BHI
Associate Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Research Interests:
Clinical nutrition
Mind-body and integrative medicine
Clinical outcomes of mindfulness 

Nerurkar, Aditi, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine at HMS 
Faculty member in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at BIDMC
Medical Director of the Cheng-Tsui Center for Integrated Care at BIDMC

Research Interests:
Sustainable integrative care delivery models
Medical education 
Integration of CAM therapies in the primary care setting

Paulsen, Randall, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at HMS

Research Interests:
Mindfulness-based stress reduction