The Center's research program, led by Esther M. Sternberg, MD, is at the forefront of integrative medicine scientific inquiry. We promote broad partnerships with other University of Arizona departments as well as national and corporate research programs.
We are engaged in medical research demonstrating the health- and cost- effectiveness of integrative primary care. The Integrative Medicine Primary Care Trial (IMPACT) is under the leadership of the Center's executive director, Victoria Maizes, MD, in collaboration with researchers, economists, and health outcomes analysts at the Pharmarcoeconomics Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.
Because the Center's primary mission is integrative healthcare education, we are also engaged in research to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Integrative Medicine in Residency programs. Multi-year evaluations measure the improvements in residents' knowledge and clinical practices with results published in peer-reviewed journals, leading to the dramatic expansion of our online residency programs.
Converting scientific findings to actionable integrative medicine practices and tools, we are supporting our educational programs and the practitioners who are working to transform healthcare.