Departments & Organizations
Dr. Ali is a faculty member in the department of pediatrics and provides integrative clinical care for adults and children.
His clinical practice focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes and medically unexplained conditions.
He has been involved with a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, dietary supplements, and nutritional interventions. He is currently supported by a NIH Career Development Award to study mindfulness meditation in chronic widespread pain/fibromyalgia in adolescents. Other current research focuses on dietary interventions for irritable bowel syndrome, novel medical laboratory testing, and community vaccine practices. He is a founding Director of Integrative Medicine at Yale and part of the Executive Committee/Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.
He was previously co-director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital and Assistant Director of Complementary Medicine Research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
Education & Training
|MHS||Yale University, Patient-Oriented Research (2014)|
|MPH||Yale University, Chronic Disease Epidemiology (2006)|
|ND||Bastyr University, Naturopathic Medicine (2003)|
|BS||University of California at Los Angeles, Psychobiology (1997)|
|Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare||Duke University|
|Community Research Scholar||Yale Center for Clinical Investigation|
|Health Research and Health Policy Training Associate||Yale Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program|
|NIH/NRSA Fellowship||Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center|
|Resident - Integrative Medicine||Griffin Hospital|
Honors & Recognition
Ministry of Health, Republic of TurkeyDepartment of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine Practices (2015)
Loan Repayment Program, Extramural Clinical ResearchNIH/NIAMS (2013)
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)NIH/NCCAM (2012)
Pediatric Faculty Scholars ProgramYCCI/CTSA (2009)
Loan Repayment Program, Extramural Clinical ResearchNIH/NCCAM (2008)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)NIH/NCCAM (2005)
Steering Committee American College of Preventive Medicine, National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine
Executive Committee Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine