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Helene Langevin, M.D.


NCCIH Director’s Message

Let’s Say Yes to Diversity That Fuels Rigorous Research

August 08, 2019
Recently, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. took a stand on an important topic—representation and inclusion in the research community. I agree with and fully support his decision to set a clear standard for accepting speaker invitations, to help ensure “manels”—all-male speaking panels—become a thing of the past.Dr. Collins’s decision recognizes a critical truth in science—diverse perspectives are foundational in any effort to generate impactful, rigorous research.In the field of integrative health research,... Read More

Dr. Langevin’s Profile

Helene Langevin, M.D., was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2012. She has also served as a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.As the principal... Read More

Dr. Langevin’s Research Interests

Dr. Langevin also provides valuable research expertise as an Intramural Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Langevin is exploring how to keep connective tissue flexible and free from pain, slow aging, and increase the health of the whole body. Learn more>


This page last modified May 16, 2019