The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been a champion of integrative medical research since 2007. In this interview, Jeffrey Dusek, PhD, the director of research at Penny George, describes some of the innovative research being done at the institute and also comments on some of the challenges associated with integrative medical research.
Approximate listening time: 26 minutes
About the Expert
Jeffrey A. Dusek, PhD, is the director of research, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing—Allina Health, Minneapolis. From 1998 to 2007, Dusek was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, where he first served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and then as the director of behavioral sciences research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, Dusek was awarded a prestigious multiyear R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study the impact of integrative medicine (eg, mind/body, acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage) on pain management in hospitalized patients. He earned his doctorate in biopsychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.