Interviews with Dr. David Eisenberg, Harvard Medical School

May 15, 2022 Joe Brady

David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the Director of Culinary Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, and Founding Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2000-2010).

David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Eisenberg served as the Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founding director of the Osher Research Center, and the founding chief of the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School. In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, David served as the first U.S. medical exchange student to the People’s Republic of China. In 1993, he was the medical advisor to the PBS Series, Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. He has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine research, education, and policy. From 2003-to 2005 David served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute of Medicine report entitled, ―The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public.

David M. Eisenberg Biography David M Eisenberg | Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School
Resources:
Unconventional Medicine in the United States — Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use | NEJM
Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey – PubMed (nih.gov)

Learn More and Register for May 17th Osher 20th Anniversary Symposium

Watch the Six-Part Interview with
Dr. David Eisenberg in the lead-up to the Osher Center’s 20th Anniversary Symposium on May 17, 2022. 

Stay tuned for the final interview with Professor Ted Kaptchuk, founding faculty member, and watch the previous installment of interview clips with Dr. Helene Langevin on our Osher YouTube Channel.

Watch the interviewDavid M. Eisenberg, MD – 01: The Beginning: Bringing Integrative Medicine to the West (5 mins)
Watch the interviewDavid M. Eisenberg, MD – 02: Inception of Osher Centers (~3 mins)
Watch the interview: David M. Eisenberg, MD – 03: Early Osher Contributions to Integrative Medicine (~2:5 mins)
Watch the interview: David M. Eisenberg, MD – 04: Top Accomplishments as Osher Center Director (~2:5 mins)
Watch the interview: David M. Eisenberg, MD – 05: The Potentials of Food as Medicine (~3 mins)
Watch the interviewDavid M. Eisenberg, MD – 06: Closing Remarks (2 mins)
May 17: Osher 20th Anniversary Symposium
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