University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Program in Integrative Health

Leaders and Members

The University of Vermont has experienced an increasing interest in complementary and alternative therapies and integrative health care over the last ten years. In 1998, one year after the formation of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UVM researcher Helene Langevin, M.D., associate professor of neurology, was awarded an R01 NCCAM Research Project Grant to study the biomechanical effect of acupuncture needling. Since then, Dr. Langevin has continued her innovative research to demystify acupuncture, gaining national and international attention for her work which now extends to the study of manual and movement-based therapies on connective tissue.

The Program in Integrative Health was created in 2004; in October of 2006 the University of Vermont College of Medicine was accepted for membership in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, joining 37 other academic centers with a mission to further understanding and knowledge in integrative health.

In addition, the Program in Integrative Health is collaborating with the Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health to establish an integrative health network. This network will promote education and understanding between and among CAM and conventional clinicians, increase options for patient care and encourage information sharing between conventional and CAM therapists.

Name/Email Title Phone Information
Philip Trabulsy, M.D. Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
COM Representative to the Steering Committee for CAHCIM
Clinical Program Leader
Director and Research Program Leader
(802) 847-4690 Bio
Tania Bertsch, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Education Program Leader
(802) 847-8354 Bio
Name/Email Title Phone Information
Sarah Abrams, Ph.D., R.N. Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences (802) 656-3061 Bio
Jennifer Ayer, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine (802) 847-4714 Bio
Peter Bingham, M.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (802) 847-3749 Bio
Jane Birnn, R.N., M.S. Clinical Educator (Healing Touch) (802) 656-3022  
John Bisaccia, D.C.,C.C.S.P., C.S.C.S. Sports Chiropractic Physician, Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Williston Center for Chiropractic & Sportsmedicine (802) 863-2272 Bio
Julia Brock, M.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (802) 863-7338 Bio
Robert Davis, M.S., L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist at Acupuncture Vermont (802) 862-8880 Bio
Brian Erickson, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (802) 847-3737 Bio
Andrea Fossati, M.D.
Carol A. Fournier, M.S., L.C.M.H.C., N.C.C. Clinical Mental Health Counselor (802) 865-2600 Bio
Sharon Henry, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (802) 656-814
Janet Kahn, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (802) 658-8525 Bio
Helene Langevin, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurology (802) 656-1001 Bio
Cheryl Laskowski, D.N.S., A.P.R.N. Assistant Professor of Nursing (802) 656-3399
Robert Macauley, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics (802) 847-2000 Bio
Kathleen McBeth, M.S.W. Fletcher Allen Cancer Patient Support Coordinator (802) 847-5715
Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry (802) 847-4644 Bio
Richard Pinckney, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Medicine (802) 656-5538 Bio
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Dean of College of Nursing and Health Sciences (802) 656-2216 Bio
Betty Rambur, Ph.D., R.N. Professor of Nursing and Health Policy (802) 656-3401
Ge Wu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (802) 656-2556
Senior Advisory Committee
Name/Email Title
Stephen Leffler, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Richard Gailbrath, M.D. Director of Translation Research Center
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Dean of College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Robert McCauley, M.D. Director of Ethics, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Philip Trabulsy, M.D. Director of PIH
Tara Pacy Director, Clinical Support Services, Fletcher Allen Health Care

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