NCCIH Director’s Page
Helene Langevin, M.D.
NCCIH Director’s Message
July 23, 2021
Today, I’d like to tell you about a thrilling new idea and invite you to share your perspectives on it.
Director’s Message from the NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021-2025
This unprecedented year has been a reminder of the importance of rigorous scientific investigation in ensuring and promoting human health. COVID-19 may be the first major pandemic we have seen in our lifetimes, but Americans have been facing the realities of “noncommunicable epidemics” for some time–opioid abuse, chronic pain, obesity, diabetes, and suicide.
Director’s Profile & PublicationsHelene Langevin, M.D., was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2012. She also previously served as a professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.
Dr. Langevin’s Research Interests
Dr. Langevin also serves as an Intramural Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Langevin is exploring how to keep connective tissue flexible and free from pain, slow aging, and increase the health of the whole body.
News and Upcoming Events
Dr. Langevin will present at the following meetings:
- European Congress for Integrative Medicine (November 5-7, 2021)
The Potential of Using Artificial Intelligence to Solve the Puzzle of Salutogenesis
Dr. Langevin and NCCIH staff hosted a session that looked at health restoration, or salutogenesis, and the plan to investigate it as part of the NIH Common Fund Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program. The presentation was given at the April 13, 2021 Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium.
Dr. Helene Langevin – Research!America 20 voices/ 3 minutes/ 1 question
Dr. Langevin answers the question, “What objective, personal or professional, are you most passionate about?” Whole person health means supporting the health and wellbeing of people across multiple domains (physical, social, psychological).
NIH Livestream Recording: "More Stretching, Less Stressing"
When social distancing and working from home, it is important to incorporate movement exercise into your daily routine.