Ather Ali ND, MPH, MHS

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Integrative Medicine Specialist, Yale Stress Center

Biographical Info

Dr. Ali is a faculty member in the department of pediatrics and provides integrative clinical care for adults and children at the Yale Stress Center.

His clinical practice focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes and medically unexplained conditions in adults and children.

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

University of California at Los Angeles (1997)
Bastyr University (2003)
Yale University (2006)
Yale University (2014)
NIH/NRSA Fellowship
Yale University, Prevention Research Center (2005 - 2008)
Resident - Integrative Medicine
Griffin Hospital
NINDS Clinical Trials Methods
Community Research Scholar
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation/Yale University School of Medicine
Health Research and Health Policy Training Associate
Yale School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (2012 - 2014)

Honors & Recognition

  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
    NIH/NCCAM (2012)
  • Pediatric Faculty Scholars Program
    YCCI/CTSA (2009)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
    NIH/NCCAM (2005)
  • Loan Repayment Program, Extramural Clinical Research
    NIH/NIAMS (2013)
  • Loan Repayment Program, Extramural Clinical Research
    NIH/NCCAM (2008)

Professional Service

  • Co-Chair, Research Working Group; Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
  • Executive Committee, Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
  • Steering Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine, National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine

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