Osher Collaborative Mission

The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Health comprises an international group of eleven academic health Centers funded by The Bernard Osher Foundation to study, teach, and practice integrative healthcare. The Osher Collaborative amplifies the collective impact of the eleven Osher Centers on health and well-being for all.



Carla Kuon, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Carla Kuon, MD, is an integrative physician at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health. An integrative internist, Dr. Kuon is trained in functional immunology and the diagnosis and treatment of functional gut disorders. Her practice primarily focuses on treating people with chronic fatigue and “invisible” illnesses. “I started my practice working with functional gut disorders and quickly learned that when I treated the gut microbiome, other symptoms such as chronic fatigue and migraines disappeared,” said Dr. Kuon. 


Elizabeth Walsh, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Elizabeth Walsh, PhD, is Director of Education and Director of Health Psychology at the Osher Center at Vanderbilt University. In her clinical psychology practice, she treats adolescents and adults with chronic medical conditions and has a special interest in treating patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dr. Walsh incorporates cognitive behavioral and interpersonal process therapy in her practice and works with patients on self-regulation and stress management.


Julie Lasselin, PhD
Karolinksa Institutet

Julie Lasselin, PhD, is Associate Professor (Docent) of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and leads the research program at the Osher Center in Stockholm. The research being done at the Karolinska Osher Center applies interdisciplinary and transdiagnostic perspectives to investigate determinants of well-being in relation to somatic and psychiatric health conditions. Dr. Lasselin’s research focuses on understanding psychobiological mechanisms and providing evidence of mind-body processes in conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression. 


London Ash Breedlove, PsyD
University of Washington

Dr. London Ash Breedlove is Director of Integrated Behavioral Health and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. They are also Co-Director of Education at the Osher Center, along with Dr. Debra Bell.   


Osher Collaborative Acupuncturists Present Cross-Site Data at the World Congress for Integrative Medicine & Health

A group of acupuncturists from around the Osher Collaborative contributed to a cross-site research postertitled, “The Relevance of Acupuncture in Hospital-Based Settings in the U.S.,” which was presented at the 2nd Annual World Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health in Rome, Italy in September 2023. The research poster compiled program data from UCSF, Vanderbilt University, University of Cincinatti, University of Vermont, University of Washington, and University of Miami.


Osher Collaborative to Host Longevity & Healthy Aging Symposium

The Osher Collaborative, an international group of eleven Osher Centers, is hosting our first-ever symposium on the topic of Longevity and Healthy Aging. This free virtual event will provide evidence-based insights on longevity and healthy aging for both the general public and health professionals. We will cover topics such as movement, nutrition, sexual health, and thermal therapy.

The event will take place on Friday, November 3 on Zoom.