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Helene Langevin, M.D.

NCCIH Director’s Page

Helene Langevin, M.D.

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Puzzle Pieces on Pain: Exploring Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes

September 30, 2020

When we consider opportunities to advance complementary and integrative health research, nowhere is the need clearer than when we examine the burden of chronic pain. About 40 percent of NCCIH’s research portfolio is dedicated to better understanding pain and exploring promising therapeutic approaches.


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Director’s Profile & Publications

Helene 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.
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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.
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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.