About the Program

The Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program, formerly the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, was founded in July 2001 to help address ever-increasing patient interest in wellness-promoting activities that have not typically been part of conventional medical care. The program is part of the Section of Integrative Medicine and Health within the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

The vision of the Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program at Mayo Clinic is to:

  • Continually identify and rigorously examine the expanding realm of integrative medicine and health using a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative approach
  • Present, publish and disseminate reliable information about integrative medicine and health using public and professional outlets
  • Ensure that Mayo Clinic continues to meet patients' comprehensive needs with respect to the body, mind and spirit

About Dr. Bauer

The Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program, based at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is directed by Brent A. Bauer, M.D., a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and an internal medicine consultant at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Bauer focuses on ensuring that integrative medicine research at Mayo Clinic is held to institution-wide standards of excellence. His goal is to bring real, evidence-based knowledge to patients and health care professionals to help them incorporate the best of conventional and complementary medicine practices.