Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

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

Research Interests

Complementary Therapies; Fibromyalgia; Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Pain; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Vaccines; Evidence-Based Medicine; Dietary Supplements; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Nutritional Sciences; Integrative Medicine; Microbiota

Public Health Interests

Nutrition; Obesity; Child/Adolescent Health

Research Organizations

Integrative Medicine at Yale

Obesity Research Working Group

Research Summary

NCBI Bibliography

We are currently recruiting for these studies. Volunteers can contact Maxine Fields at 203-785-5691 or at maxine.fields@yale.edu

Microbiome, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

We are looking for lean, healthy volunteers and volunteers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. The study involves collection of a stool sample, a small blood draw, and two visits to the Yale School of Medicine. This is an observational study; no interventions are delivered. HIC 1604017522. Compensation is $100.

Human Microbiome Study in Obese Adults

We are looking for obese volunteers between 18-70 years of age with no other major health conditions. The study involves collection of stool and saliva samples and requires three visits to the Yale School of Medicine. This is an observational study; no interventions are delivered. HIC 1512016981. Compensation is up to $100.

Soy Beverage Study

We are looking for obese volunteers between 18-70 years of age with no other major health conditions. The study involves collection of stool and saliva samples and requires 11 visits to the Yale School of Medicine. The study will take about 14 weeks to complete and requires drinking a fermented soy beverage daily for four weeks. HIC 1507016139. Compensation is up to $600. More information at http://yalestudies.org/find/857-2.trial

Blood Sugar Responses to Common Sweeteners

We are looking for lean, healthy volunteers between 18-45 years of age who have no major health conditions. The study involves blood sugar testing after consuming sweet beverages on 9 separate occasions in addition to a screening visit. Participants must be able to come to the Yale School of Medicine in the morning after an overnight fast and stay for 2-3 hours for testing. HIC 1604017520. Compensation is up to $400.

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Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

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