Integrative Medicine at Yale is designed to provide a sustainable, central forum at Yale for interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international collaboration, research, and education in complementary and integrative medicine. Through open-minded exploration and rigorous scientific inquiry, we aim to improve awareness, critical analysis of, and access to the best in evidence-based, comprehensive medical care available worldwide, with the goal of optimizing health and healing.
A university-wide Center that is nationally recognized as a leader in conducting rigorous scientific research, innovations in interdisciplinary collaboration, and fostering wellness in patients, healthcare providers, and the larger community.
In 2006, Yale joined the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, as an acknowledgement of the commitment of individuals at Yale to education, research, and clinical practice of integrative medicine. Then, no organization existed to support these individuals and create further opportunities for growth and development around these topics at Yale. Integrative Medicine at Yale was therefore established in response to the growing interest among many members of the Yale community in assessing the efficacy of complementary therapies, the importance of rigorous, open-minded research, and the notion of an integrative healthcare system.