Patricia Herman, MS, ND, PhD
Two New Licensed Integrative Health Professionals Join NIH Council: Herman and Price
One of the policy issues at the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is whether the Center meets its statutory obligation for the Advisory Council to consist of 50% plus of licensed integrative health practitioners. Two recent top-notch appointments - RAND economist Patricia Herman, ND, PhD and University of Washington massage practitioner and researcher Cynthia Price, PhD, LMP - put the numbers at 3/18. Neither, notably, is from a college or university from the licensed complementary and integrative health world. Does this side-lining fosters interprofessionalism and research engagement from these professions?