NCCIH Director’s Page
Helene Langevin, M.D.
NCCIH Director’s Message
December 30, 2020
As is probably true for many of you, heading into the end of 2020 has led me to reflect on the tumult this year has brought. A year ago, few of us understood that we were standing on the precipice of radical shifts in our lives and a global pandemic. Yet, this year’s hardships have brought into sharp focus the resilience, resourcefulness, and dedication of those I have the privilege of working with in my role here at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
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
- How integrative health research tackles the pain management crisis: NIH centers and institutes work together to find new solutions (NIH MedlinePlus Magazine)
- Reconnecting the Brain With the Rest of the Body in Musculoskeletal Pain Research (Journal of Pain) by Dr. Helene Langevin
IHPC Connects: Research for Integrative and Whole Person Health
Dr. Helene Langevin talks about integrative and whole person health research at the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) Connects webinar series for health professionals and public health policy makers.
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.