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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. 


Justin Jackson, MA
University of Utah

Justin Jackson, MA, is Director of Personal Well-being at the University of Utah Osher Center. Jackson started this newly created role on July 1 with the goal of housing all patient and employee wellness programming and services at the new Osher Center for Integrative Health, which was funded to become part of the Osher Collaborative in 2022. 

Dr. Kavita K. Mishra Appointed Director of Clinical Programs of the UCSF Osher Center

Kavita K. Mishra, MD, MPH, has been appointed Director of Clinical Programs at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health. Dr. Mishra will enhance clinical services, ensure the highest quality patient care, and continue the meet the standards of excellence in patient experience at the UCSF Osher Center. Dr. Mishra has a proven dedication to integrative health equity and she will further strengthen the clinic’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

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Dr. Iman Majd to Lead Osher Center at University of Washington

Dr. Iman Majd has accepted an offer to serve as the Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has held this role in the interim, but we are excited to welcome into this permanent position. Dr. Majd articulates a vision for the UW Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Health that creates a comprehensive clinical and academic program focused on providing high quality, evidence-supported integrative care.


Personalized Mind-Body Medicine in Integrative Oncology: Meeting the Moment with Each Patient
The Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine

By Kavita K. Mishra, David Victorson, Darshan H. Mehta, and David R. Vago

Personalized medicine in cancer is an emerging approach to patient care in which certain individual characteristics are used to guide therapeutic decisions.1 Ultimately, the goal is to execute the right intervention for the right patient at the right time. In this era of personalized medicine, how does one effectively tailor the mind–body medicine (MBM) prescription for individuals with varied needs and circumstances who are on their cancer journey?

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Anisha Durve, DOM
University of Miami

Anisha Durve, DOM, AP, is an acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, Ayur-yoga therapist, and meditation instructor practicing at the University of Miami Osher Center. She is the first acupuncture and Ayurveda provider at the Miami Osher Center which opened last summer. Her practice exemplifies an integrative approach, as she incorporates many different techniques and modalities in her sessions with patients, including aromatherapy, marma therapy (acupressure), guided meditation, and energy work.


Announcing an Education Endowment to the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center

The Osher Foundation has awarded a five-million-dollar endowment to the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center for education efforts that span all seven Osher Centers. No other integrative medicine educational program builds on a foundation of such close collaboration among world-renowned academic health centers. The endowment will support the Osher Collaborative Faculty Fellowship, which provides advanced training for faculty to become highly skilled leaders and clinicians in integrative medicine.