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Integrative Health

Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series

The goal of the Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series is to bring distinguished Integrative Healthcare Leaders to share best practices, latest research and innovations in Integrative Healthcare. Since 2011 the Laura Mann Integrative Healthcare Lecture Series has brought 3 Integrative Healthcare leaders a year. We often partner with other departments and hold our lectures during grand rounds. Our visiting professors meet with faculty, staff, students, hospital administration and leadership from the University and Hospital.

Past Presenters and Video Archives



  • February 24

Mind Body Medicine: Emerging Science and Economics


Darshan Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Director of Medical Education and Staff Physician at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind BodyMedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School




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  • October 28
    Integrative Approaches to Complex Chronic Pain


Adam Perlman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness at Duke University Health System and Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine






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  • September 26
    The Clinician Effect: How Human Connection Impacts Outcomes


David Rakel, MD Professor & Chair, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine



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  • April 5

Integrative Healthcare: The Time is Now!


Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, Administrative Director, Integrative Health and Medicine, Meridian Health System and Faculty Integrative Healthcare Leadership Program, Duke University





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  • May 18
    Integrative and Patient Centered Care: Healthcare Improvement or True Transformation?

    Tracy Gaudet, M.D., Director of the Veterans Health Administration National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
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  • November 10
    A Success Story: Incorporating Integrative Medicine into the Hospital and Outpatient Care

    Courtney Jordan Baechler, M.D., M.S., Allina Health, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
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  • October 7
    Burack Distinguished Lecture: "Cultivating Wellbeing in our Lives and Communities"
    Workshop: "Discussion of Inter-professional and Inter-disciplinary Education sponsored by the Department of Nursing"

    Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Director of the Center Spirituality & Healing University of Minnesota
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  • March 15
    Lecture: "An Innovative Approach to Reducing Stress and Burnout and Fostering Student Self-care and Professionalism"
    Workshop: "Applying the Science of Mind-Body Medicine to Reduce Stress and Improve Student Well-being"

    Aviad Haramati, Ph.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine

  • May 23
    Model for Building a Thriving Integrative Medicine Practice

    Marc Brodsky, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Stamford Hospital

  • March 15
    Neuroimaging Potential Brain Mechanisms for Acupuncture: from carpal tunnel syndrome to fibromyalgia

    Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
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  • October 13
    Tai Chi for Heart Health and Balance: Research Evidence and Clinical Implications

    Peter Wayne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director of Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine based at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Submit a Proposed Speaker

To propose a future speaker please e-mail All future Laura Mann Integrative Health speakers are:

  • Leaders in integrative health;
  • Committed to integrative health;
  • Research and/or evidence-based practitioners;
  • Inspirational and visionaries in the field of integrative health and/or wellness;
  • Affiliated with an academic institution.

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