Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

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

Physician Biography

Dr. Ali is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and at the Yale School of Medicine. He has extensive experience in the integrative management of many chronic diseases in adults and children, as well as teaching patients to optimize their health from a holistic perspective. He is trained in naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, epidemiology, public health, and research methods.

He has been involved with a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, nutritional supplements, and dietary interventions. He is currently supported by a NIH Career Development Award to study mindfulness interventions in adolescent chronic pain. Other current research focuses on irritable bowel syndrome, unconventional medical laboratory testing, and community vaccine practices. He is a founding Director of Integrative Medicine at Yale and part of the Executive Committee 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.

Clinical Interests

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Chronic Disease
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Health Promotion
  • Holistic Health
  • Naturopathy
  • Obesity
  • Pain
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Research Design
  • Health Behavior
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Integrative Medicine

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Integrative Medicine at Yale


Yale Medical Group

Yale Stress Center

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Mindfulness Interventions and Chronic Widespread Pain in Adolescents
Irritable bowel syndrome and food hypersensitivity: Assessing inflammatory cellular pathways
Irritable bowel syndrome and food hypersensitivity: Assessing clinical outcomes and inflammatory cellular pathways

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Contact Info

Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS
Office Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste Suite 300C

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Curriculum Vitae