Ather Ali ND, MPH, MHS

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

Research Interests

Medically unexplained symptoms; Fibromyalgia; Clinical Trials; Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); Integrative medicine; Nutrition; Dietary supplements; Irritable bowel syndrome; Vaccines; Health claims; Unconventional laboratory testing

Current Projects

  • NIH-funded clinical trial assessing mindfulness interventions in chronic pain syndromes in adolescents.
  • Clinical trial assessing food intolerance and dietary interventions in irritable bowel syndrome
  • NIH-funded randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of massage therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • Epidemiologic study assessing practice patterns surrounding unconventional medical laboratory testing
  • Epidemiologic studies assessing vaccine practices in complementary medicine communities

Selected Publications

  • Ali A, McCarthy PL. Complementary and Integrative Methods in Fibromyalgia. Pediatrics in Review. In Press 2014.
  • Ali A, Vitulano L, Lee, R, Weiss, TR, Colson ER. Experiences of patients identifying with chronic Lyme disease in the healthcare system: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice. 2014, 15:79.
  • Ali A, Kahn J, Rosenberger L, Perlman AI. Development of a manualized protocol of massage therapy for clinical trials in osteoarthritis. Trials. 2012 Oct 4;13(1):185.
  • Perlman AI, Ali A, Njike VY, Hom D, Davidi A, Gould-Fogerite S, Milak C, Katz DL. Massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized dose-finding trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(2).
  • Ali A, Yazaki Y, Njike VY, Ma Y, Katz DL. Effect of fruit and vegetable concentrates on endothelial function in metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal 2011, 10:72.
  • Katz DL, Doughty K, Ali A. Comprehensive Invited Review: Dark Chocolate and Cocoa in Human Health and Disease. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. 2011 Apr 7. PMID: 21470061.
  • Ali A, Ma Y, Reynolds J, Wise JP, Inzucchi SE, Katz DL. Chromium Effects on Glucose Tolerance, Insulin Sensitivity and Vascular Function in People at Risk for Diabetes. Endocrine Practice. 2010. Jul 14:1-21.
  • Ali A, Vitulano LA. 2010 Yale Research Symposium on Complementary and Integrative Medicine: A Brief Report. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2010 September; 83(3): 123–125.
  • Ali A, Njike VY, Northrup V, Sabina AB, Williams A-l, Liberti LS, Perlman AI, Adelson H, Katz DL. Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Placebo-controlled Pilot Study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2009 Feb 28.
  • Katz DL, Ali A. Preventive Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and the Health of the Public. Commissioned paper for Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public. February, 2009.

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