was Vice-chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the University of California School of Medicine. He is a board-certified internist and an endocrinologist with a special interest in thyroid disease and an international reputation in thyroid disease during pregnancy. Dr. Burrow is the past President of American Thyroid Association and a recipient of the Association’s Distinguished Service Award. He has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals concentrating on thyroid disease and has written or edited six books, one of which is in the fifth edition, in addition to numerous chapters on diseases of the thyroid.


Michele Chang, M.P.H., C.M.T. is a certified massage therapist, in private practice in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to working as a massage therapist, she served as Executive Secretary for the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Ms. Chang is also trained in public health policy and management and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on tobacco issues for several years. In addition to her time with CDC, Ms. Chang also worked for Senator Tom Harkin as a Senior Public Policy and Program Analyst.


Larry R. Churchill, Ph.D. is the Anne Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University. He has expertise in many branches of ethics including: the allocation of medical and health care resources; experimentation with human subjects; policies governing informed consent in research; care at the end of life; and managed care. Dr. Churchill is also interested in philosophy, theology, and social medicine.


Florence Comite, M.D., an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, has been involved in developing new therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibroid disease, and infertility. Dr. Comite has been a leader in women’s health for over 15 years. Founding Women’s Health at Yale in 1988, Dr. Comite has long pioneered integrated approaches to health care delivery. The culmination of this work is an innovative model of health care, DestinationsHealth, which has proven to have wide-scale benefits for women and men alike. She is also interested in exploring how delivery systems impact health outcomes and has focused on this problem as a Senior Clinical and Research Advisor to the Offices of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at NIH.


Jeanne Drisko, M.D. is a full-time faculty member in the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC) and has developed the Program in Integrative Medicine at KUMC. She has been instrumental in developing research projects in the area of CAM therapies and plays an active role in education of medical students, nursing students, residents, and practicing



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