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Clinical Director

Brian Walitt, M.D., M.P.H.

Acting Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research
Acting Chief, Clinical Investigations Branch


Brian Walitt, M.D., M.P.H, is Acting Clinical Director of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) and Acting Chief of the Clinical Investigations Branch (DIR) at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

Dr. Walitt serves in many different roles at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to his work at NCCIH, he also serves as the Medical Officer for both the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He is also the Lead Associate Investigator on the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at NIH protocol. Dr. Walitt collaborates with other scientists at these institutes to better understand the biological mechanisms for a wide array of symptoms, including their effects on patients and how patients respond to interventions.  Increasing scientific understanding of the nature of symptoms will provide affected individuals and their families with more clarity about their symptoms and potentially translate into meaningful interventions.


  • Bisi Ayodele, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner
  • Linda Ellison-Dejewski, CRNP, Senior Nurse Practitioner
  • Steven Neal, Postbac IRTA
  • Marina Shpaner, Ph.D., Research Scientist
  • Qingbao Yu, Senior MRI Data Analyst


Division of Intramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Building 10, Room 4-1741
Bethesda, MD 20892

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