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Helene Langevin, M.D.


NCCIH Director’s Message

November 07, 2019
As Veterans Day approaches, I’m reminded of the sacrifices our Nation’s military personnel and veterans, and their families, make in service of our country. Often because of injuries sustained during service, many of these brave men and women experience chronic pain—a condition that can be debilitating and is often challenging to treat. In fact, pain is the most common medical condition requiring treatment for military personnel. We know from National Health Interview Survey data that almost two-thirds of U.S. military veterans are in pain, and 9 percent characterize...

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>


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