Research Methods in Complementary &
Integrative Medicine


Attracting clinicians and scholars from around the world, this one-week academic course enables participants to appraise clinical research and identify gaps, as well as to plan and perform their own study projects.

It provides an exceptional opportunity to learn from internationally recognized experts who have extensive experience teaching research methods and have been published in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.


Basic Study Design and Basic Statistics

Designing Pragmatic Trials for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis


Claudia Witt, MD, MBA, Chair, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Zurich. Visiting Professor, University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine.

Eric Manheimer, MS, Research Associate, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Administrator and Research Methodologist, Cochrane CAM Field.

Susan Wieland, MPH, PhD, Research Associate, Brown University, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine Research Methodologist, Cochrane CAM Field.

Dates and locations to be announced.

For information, contact education [at] or 443-681-7600.


"I cannot express how valuable I found the course. It has actively informed my work in study design and proposal development." Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine

"Claudia is a gifted teacher with a knack for clarifying and making complicated concepts accessible. . . . Time and money well spent." Robert Davis, MS, LAc, CEO, Stromatec, Inc.

"The engaging and lively teaching style, interactive learning activities, and relevant information all continue to inform my research and contribute to my success." Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, Adjunct Research Faculty, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine