Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Integrative Medicine at Yale


Yale Medical Group

Yale Stress Center


Dr. Ali is a faculty member in the department of pediatrics and provides integrative clinical care for adults and children.

His clinical practice focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes and medically unexplained conditions in adults and children.

He has been involved with a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, dietary supplements, and nutritional interventions. He is currently supported by a NIH Career Development Award to study mindfulness meditation in chronic widespread pain/fibromyalgia in adolescents. Other current research focuses on dietary interventions for irritable bowel syndrome, novel medical laboratory testing, and community vaccine practices. He is a founding Director of Integrative Medicine at Yale and part of the Executive Committee/Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.

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
Lab Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste 300

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

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

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