BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (May 22, 2019) — The Institute for Integrative Health, a health-centered nonprofit and think tank that focuses on improving optimal health for people and communities, welcomes Sara L. Warber, MD, of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, as its newest Institute Scholar.
Dr. Warber, who specializes in integrative family medicine and women’s health, will explore women’s relationship with nature and how it could inform the creation of health for all (human, animal, plant) within the context of environmental change. As an Institute Scholar, Dr. Warber also serves as a mentor to the Institute’s Nature Sacred Fellows, who are examining the impact of urban green spaces on well-being.
Dr. Warber joins 16 other Scholars and Fellows of the Institute, part of a multidisciplinary network of established and emerging visionaries whose research and collaborations advance courageous, new ideas at the forefront of health and healing. Institute Scholars are established thought leaders with a history of success and creativity in their chosen field, and support from the Institute provides a vital bridge for these pioneers to tackle innovative, multidisciplinary questions to galvanize the future of health.
“I am thrilled to join the Institute’s scholarly community,” said Warber. “Our health is inextricably linked with the health of the planet and the health of all living beings around us. The actions required to change our course are infinitely varied in kind and in scale. What if each one of us was ready in each moment to choose a path towards a life in balance with the earth? The arts, deep experiences in nature, the dreams and voices of women speak to us of possibilities. It is time to listen and reimagine the future we desire.”
“We are very excited to welcome Sara Warber as a new Scholar,” said Brian Berman, MD, Founder and President of the Institute. “Her knowledge of nature-based interventions and clinical experience in women’s health provides a unique platform to examine how to improve our relationship with nature, especially in light of climate change, to improve the health of all – humans, plants, and animals.”
Dr. Warber, nationally and internationally recognized as a leading integrative medicine physician and researcher, has published extensively on nature-based interventions for supporting human health and well-being. She currently serves as Clinical Professor Emerita (active) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom.