Dr. Helene Langevin selected as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Dr. Langevin is expected to join NIH in November 2018.
“Helene’s distinguished career and leadership in the integrative health community, along with her research on the role of nonpharmacologic treatment for pain, makes her ideally suited to lead NCCIH,” said Dr. Collins. “We are so pleased to have her join the NIH leadership team.”
Dr. Langevin comes to NIH from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. She has 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 investigator of several NIH-funded studies, Dr. Langevin’s research interests have centered around the role of connective tissue in low back pain and the mechanisms of acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies. Her more recent work has focused on the effects of stretching on inflammation resolution mechanisms within connective tissue.