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 Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center, 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/Samueli Chair in Integrative Medicine and a gift to establish the original RAND Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary and Integrative Health.
Patricia Herman

CoDirector

Patricia M. Herman

Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist

pherman@rand.org

Patricia Herman is a codirector of the RAND Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center, a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, and faculty at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 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 RAND Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center. 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 REACH Center, Maiers will facilitate research activity both within and across participating institutions and develop strategies for advancing the Center.
Ryan Bradley

Associate Director

Ryan Bradley

Senior Investigator and the Director of Research at the National University of Natural Medicine

rbradley@nunm.edu

Ryan Bradley is associate director of the RAND Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center. He is also a senior investigator and the director of research at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR and an Associate Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He brings over 20 years of complementary and integrative health (CIH) research experience in both mind-body and natural product clinical trials, as well as clinical epidemiology to the REACH Center. As associate director, Bradley contributes to the overall leadership of the Center and facilitates research collaboration and grant development across member institutions.

Staff

Tiffany Keyes

Tiffany Keyes

Policy Analyst

tkeyes@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