Partap S. Khalsa, DC, PhD, is the Deputy Director for the Division of extramural research, national Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (nCCIH), national Institutes of Health (nIH). nCCIH is the lead federal agency for funding research on complementary health approaches and their integration into the healthcare system. The Division of extramural research oversees a broad portfolio of research ranging from basic and mechanistic studies to clinical trials of complementary health approaches. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of the Division, Dr. Khalsa was a Program Director overseeing a portfolio of research related to studies of neuroscience, chronic pain, spine and soft-tissue biomechanics, and treatment thereof using mind-and-body approaches as well as natural products. Prior to joining nIH, he was a tenured associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the State University of new york (SUny) at Stony Brook, where he had a research laboratory funded by research grants from federal (nIH), state (n.y.), and private biomedical foundations (Whitaker Foundation). At SUny Stony Brook, he served as the Graduate Program Director and Vice-Chair of the Department of Biomedical engineering. His clinical training is in chiropractic (LACC, 1979) and he is board-certified in chiropractic orthopaedics (1994). He founded and directed two private holistic care clinics (1980 – 1997). He received a MS (Boston University, 1992) and PhD (WPI, 1995) in Biomedical Engineering/Sciences.

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