Research: Advancing the Science of Integrative Medicine
Reaching from laboratory to patient bedside and out into the community, our research program looks at a variety of impactful approaches to whole-person health.
From the time Dr. Berman started the program in 1991, the team has excelled at obtaining research funding, from government organizations like the National Institutes of Health, private funders, corporations and foundations. We have secured over $50 million of research funding and our research faculty have disseminated findings of their research in over 775 peer-reviewed articles. Read about our history here.
Seminal studies looked at the effectiveness of integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, mindfulness, nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, and herbal therapies, for health concerns like arthritis, back pain, Lyme disease and addiction.
- Learn about our past studies by therapies here.
- Learn about our past studies by health concern here.
Current studies include various topics on nutrition, student health, teacher health, acupuncture for Spinal Cord Injury, and more. Learn more about our current research studies here.
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Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field
Our Center also coordinates the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, an NIH-funded program that evaluates and disseminates worldwide literature on complementary and integrative therapies. See Cochrane reviews on complementary and integrative therapies here. Visit the full Cochrane CAM website here.
Our collaborators span the globe – Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California San Francisco, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Zurich, just to name a few. Most of the work, however, is done by our research team right here in Baltimore. Learn more about our core team members here.