Research and Publications

Our transdisciplinary community of Scholars and Fellows investigates critical questions, elevates evidence-based practices, and discovers cutting-edge solutions. These incredible thought leaders come from diverse fields—such as medicine, photobiology, atmospheric chemistry, epidemiology, and psychology—and their work examines the full spectrum of health, healing, and flourishing through many lenses. Here we share some highlights of their work.

Nature on Prescription

Scholar Sara Warber co-authored a handbook which is a great provider-oriented resource for social prescribing nature-based interventions.

“Purpose-built” Art in Hospitals: Art With Intent

Scholar Judy Rollins new book incorporates data from an international study of artwork in hospitals and explores how art serves the diverse needs of patients, families, visitors, and staff in hospital settings.

Implementing High-Quality Primary Care

Scholars Rebecca Etz and Kurt Stange helped create and guide an evidence-based plan for implementing high-quality, comprehensive, and equitable primary care in the US.

Workshop Produces New Guidelines for Acupuncture Research

The Institute convened a workshop in July 2011, to jump-start the creation of an effectiveness guidance document (EGD), a set of guidelines that will steer the design of comparative effectiveness studies of acupuncture.

Online Forum Explores Paths to Better Evidence

As follow-up to the Symposium on the Evidentiary Framework for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the Institute hosted a three-week virtual forum to continue the dialogue about using comparative effectiveness research (CER) to generate more useful evidence for integrative medicine.

Applying Complexity Science to CAM

In October 2007, the Institute partnered with the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Georgetown University School of Medicine to present a conference on complex systems and CAM research.