Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Director, Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic

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 a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics and provides clinical care at the Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic.

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, diagnostic tests, the human microbiome, and integrative medicine outcomes, supported by federal, foundation, and industry. He had leadership roles in a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, dietary supplements, and nutritional interventions. 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 and part of the Executive Committee/Board of Directors of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

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 Location
Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine1 Long Wharf Drive, Fl 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste 300

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste Suite 300C

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

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