Center Members and Staff

Member Institutions

Currently, the Center is comprised of 13 member institutions. Membership will eventually be open to all accredited institutions in the United States and Canada that train CIH practitioners and have a commitment to research.

Member institutions and their presidents are:

Center Staff

Directors

Ian Coulter

CoDirector

Ian D. Coulter

Senior Health Policy Researcher

coulter@rand.org

Ian Coulter is codirector of the RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complemntary and Integrative Health, a senior health policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, professor emeritus at UCLA, and research professor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He has more than 40 years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative medicine (IM) and has published over 200 articles and books. Coulter was successful in securing a gift to create the endowed RAND/Samulei Chair in Integrative Medicine and a gift to establish the RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health (RCCR).
Patricia Herman

CoDirector

Patricia M. Herman

Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist

pherman@rand.org

Patricia Herman is a codirector of the RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health and a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research centers on health economics, innovative care models, and overall quality of life. Herman is an NCCIH-supported methodologist, resource economist, and licensed naturopathic doctor.
Michele Maiers

CoDirector

Michele Maiers

Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Northwestern Health Sciences University

mmaiers@nwhealth.edu

Michele Maiers is codirector of the Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) at the RAND Corporation. Maiers is also executive director of research and innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) supporting the mission of providing evidence-based solutions to the health care community through its research and policy efforts. In her role as co-director of the CIH, Maiers will facilitate research activity both within and across participating institutions and develop strategies for advancing the Center.

Staff

Susan Arick

Susan Arick

Administrative Assistant

Emma Bianculli

Emma Bianculli

Policy Analyst

ebiancul@rand.org

Margaret Chesney

Margaret A. Chesney

Center Advisor

Margaret.Chesney@ucsf.edu

Nipher Malika

Nipher Malika

Associate Policy Researcher

nmalika@rand.org

Margaret Whitley

Margaret D. Whitley

Associate Policy Researcher

mwhitley@rand.org