Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Peds); Director, Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic; Medical Director, Integrative Medicine - Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Primary Care/General Pediatrics

Integrative Medicine at Yale

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group

Yale Stress Center


Dr. Ali is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Medicine (General Medicine) at the Yale School of Medicine and is Director of the Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic, and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

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

He is principal investigator of clinical and translational studies in fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivity, nutritional interventions, diagnostic tests, the human microbiome, and integrative medicine outcomes, supported by federal, foundation, and industry. He has published a number of clinical studies of complementary therapies. He is currently supported by a NIH/NCCIH Career Development Award (K23) to study mindfulness meditation in chronic widespread pain/fibromyalgia in adolescents. He is a founding Director of Integrative Medicine at Yale. He has degrees and formal training in psychobiology, naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, clinical trials, nutrition, clinical epidemiology, public health, health services research, community-based research, leadership, and healthcare economics.

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)

Professional Service

  • Steering Committee American College of Preventive Medicine, National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Executive Committee Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine

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Contact Info

Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine1 Long Wharf Drive, Fl 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Integrative Medicine, Smilow Cancer HospitalSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South

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

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