NCCIH Director’s Page
Helene Langevin, M.D.
NCCIH Director’s Message
August 10, 2020
NCCIH’s extensive portfolio of pain research and interagency collaborations on pain are underpinned by a recognition that the chronic pain and opioid epidemics remain public health threats that must be confronted. Especially as we work to map out NCCIH’s next strategic plan and chart our scientific course for the coming years, how do we continue to drive scientific discovery that meaningfully contributes to helping patients navigate chronic pain?
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 has also served as a visiting 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
- Reconnecting the Brain With the Rest of the Body in Musculoskeletal Pain Research (Journal of Pain) by Dr. Helene Langevin
- Dr. Langevin to Speak During ICIMH Online Webinar, “Whole Person Health: Mapping a Strategic Vision for NCCIH”
Non-drug Treatments for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
NCCIH leads the way for two NIH HEAL Initiative studies: PRISM and BRIM
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.
Dr. Langevin Introduces NCCIH’s Involvement in the NIH HEAL Initiative
Dr. Helene Langevin, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explains the Center’s role as the federal government’s lead agency for complementary and integrative health.