Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2011): Focus on Mind-Body
Medicine and Lifestyle Management
Photo and Bio of cIMc 2011 Speakers
Lisa Ware Corbin, MD, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, the Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Dr. Corbin also serves as the President of AlterMed Research Foundation Board.
Dr. Corbin’s current clinical, educational, and research focus on complementary / alternative medicine (CAM) was sparked by a desire to answer her patients’ questions about CAM therapies. She served on the steering committee for the creation of TCIM at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Corbin counsels patients interested in CAM, provides course direction for the CAM electives offered to Internal Medicine residents and students, lectures on herbal medicine in the School of Medicine, enjoys speaking to physician and patient groups, and is involved in campus CAM research. She has published original research, scholarly reviews, CME materials and book chapters on this subject.
J. Davidson, Ph.D.
Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director of the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab, Lab for Affective Neuroscience,
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center - University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Keynote: Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation
Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder
- Workshop: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the Prevention of Depressive Relapse
Dr. Dimidjian received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 2005. She joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. In addition to her affiliations with University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado School of Medicine, she is also an Affiliate Investigator at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Her research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a leading expert in cognitive and behavioral approaches to depression as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, compassion meditation, and yoga. Current projects supported by the NIMH and private foundations in her lab focus on the development of novel preventive interventions with at risk pregnant women, the extension of evidence based psychotherapies to depressed pregnant women, and the dissemination of evidence based psychotherapy via online methods of training clinicians and service delivery.
Henry Emmons, MD
Integrative Psychiatrist at The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing,
and Partners in Resilience, Northfield, MN
Founding Board Member of International Network for Integrative Mental Health
Author of "The Chemistry of Joy" and "The Chemistry of Calm"
- Talk: Using Nature and Wisdom to Sustain a Healthy Mood
- Workshop: Resilience Training - An Integrative Approach to the Recovery and Prevention of Depression and Anxiety
Dr. Emmons is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm. His career has been animated by the desire to develop more integrative approaches for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, building personal resilience, and personal and professional renewal. In addition to Resilience Training, Henry has developed “A Year of Living Mindfully” and “The Inner Life of Healers: Programs of Renewal for Health Professionals” offered through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.
His essay “Insights on the Inner Life of Healers” was included in the book Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer (Jossey-Bass, 2005). His own books are:
THE CHEMISTRY OF JOY: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, December 2005)
THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM: A Powerful,
Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety
(Simon and Schuster, October 2010)
Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH
Board Certified Family Physician and Integrative Practitioner
at Boulder Family Medicine, CO
Guest Faculty with University of Colorado and University of Florida Schools of Medicine
- Talk: Honoring the Bridge: The Integration of Evidence-Based Ayurveda and Western Medicine
- Workshop: Integrating Ayurveda into Everyday Life: an Evidence-Based Approach
Kanniganti, MD, MSPH is a board certified family physician. After
attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
she traveled to Brindavan, India where she underwent training in the
principles of Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Liladhar Gupta. She was
inspired to integrate these principles into her own life, and
her clinical practice as a western biomedical doctor. She is also
dedicated to bringing the Ayurvedic principles of self-healing,
and laughter to the community of medical students, residents and
across the United States. She lives in Boulder, CO with her
two kids, and practices integrative medicine at Boulder Family
Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center
Director of Integrative Medicine Center at the Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT
-  : Keynote: Feet, Forks, and Fate
-  : Workshop: Part 1 - Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine: Bridge Over Troubled Waters
-  : Workshop: Part 2 – Holistic Care In Practice: Of Sum & Parts
Dr. Katz is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and in addition to his affiliations with Yale University School of Medicine, Dr Katz is also Director and Founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT; Founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation; and was formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years. Katz has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. He is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal™ nutrition guidance program, currently offered in over 500 supermarkets throughout the United States. Katz has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America three times (2004; 2006; 2009) as one of America's top physicians in Preventive Medicine and in 2009 he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the lives of children by Children's Health magazine. He has consulted to the US Secretary of Health, the National Governors Association, and the World Health Organization.
President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, San Diego, CA
Member of Board of Directors for American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Medical Director, Barney and Barney (Insurance Brokerage)
- Workshop: Finding Balance in a Medical Life
Dr. Daniel Friedland is a thought leader, keynote speaker, educator and consultant in Evidence-Based Medicine and Health, Wellness and Productivity. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is also the author of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, one of the first textbooks to guide physicians on this approach to making effective medical decisions – now every doctor is trained this way. During his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dr. Friedland founded the UCSF Medical Student Network to facilitate physician well-being and the compassionate delivery of care. Inspired by this experience, he has immersed himself in the fields of neuroscience and mindfulness and discovered how the framework of evidence-based medicine that promotes scientific intelligence also cultivates emotional intelligence to navigate stress and achieve optimal health and peak performance. In 2010, Dr. Friedland launched Timeless Reminders, an iPhone Application that enables you to navigate stress, remind yourself what’s truly important in your life, and motivate you to take action to enhance your health, well-being, creativity, productivity and success. An in-demand expert in applying the framework of Evidence-Based Medicine to enhance decision-making and scientific and emotional intelligence, Dr. Friedland has delivered over a thousand programs to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, the US Army, Navy and Air Force, executives and employees in Fortune 500 companies, and for the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, the Global Spa Summit, and Vistage, a leading global network of CEO’s. Dr. Friedland lives in San Diego where he keeps healthy surfing and enjoying life with his wife and two boys.
Steven Rondeau, ND, BCIA-EEG
Adjunct Faculty Member at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
Naturopathic Doctor at Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO
- Workshop: EEG
Neurofeedback for ADHD: A Review of Research,
Methods, and Clinical Application
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH
Author of "The Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Workbook"
and Audio Program "The Joy of Eating Well" (with Andrew Weil, MD)
Host of radio show, "The Vital Life" at voiceamerica.com (Health and Wellness Channel)
- Talk: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit: Integrative Approaches to Eating Disorders
Integrative Therapies for Mental Health: Addictions and Eating Disorders
Scott Shannon, M.D.
President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013)
Past President of American Holistic Medical Association
Author of “Please Do Not Label My Child”
Editor/Author of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO
- Talk: Integrative Approaches to Mood Disorders
Spirituality in Health Care
Dr. Scott Shannon is the Founder of a unique, cutting edge clinical program at Wholeness Center and practices as a holistic child/adolescent psychiatrist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Besides serving as the President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013), he also serves as a Director of AlterMed Research Foundation Board. Dr. Shannon lectures widely to professionals on the integrative treatment of psychiatric problems.
Marianne Z. Wamboldt, MD, RYT
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
The Cannon Y. and Lyndia K. Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Chair
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ,The Children’s Hospital
- Workshop: Yoga and Chronic Pain
Dr. Wamboldt has always been interested in the mind/body interface, and the reciprocal effects of mental and physical illnesses in children and adolescents. One of her interests in working at The Children’s Hospital is to expand integrative mental health services to all of the patients in the hospital. She has helped to develop multi-family groups to help children and their parents better cope with the stresses of chronic illness, the use of alternative therapies such as Yoga and creative arts, and the development of collaborative mental health and medical treatment teams for children. Her current research focuses on yoga as an intervention for adolescents with chronic pain, as well as on better delineation of relationship problems.