The James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy presents
Victoria Maizes, MD
Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health
Reception immediately following lecture
Dr. Victoria Maizes is internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine. She stewarded the growth of the Program in Integrative Medicine from a small program educating four residential fellows per year to a Center of Excellence training more than 1000 fellows and residents annually. She was responsible for developing the Center's curriculum in integrative medicine and pioneered multiple educational innovations including Integrative Medicine in Residency; a national model for educating primary care physicians licensed worldwide by 67 residencies, and the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program an Interprofessional lifestyle-training program.
As founding education co-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Maizes led a team of educators to create objectives for medical students in integrative medicine. Together with her team at the University of Arizona Center, collaborating partners, and a cooperative agreement with HRSA she is helping develop Interprofessional meta-competencies and a foundational course in integrative health.
Dr. Maizes is committed to pioneering change efforts that solve US health care system problems. Under her leadership the Center developed an innovative, integrative primary care clinical model, and she is carrying out research to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of integrative care.
Dr. Maizes graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University, received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Maizes is the co-editor of Integrative Women’s Health (Oxford University Press 2010; 2nd edition 2015) and the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child (Scribner 2013). She lectures worldwide to academic and community audiences on integrative medical education, women's health, nutrition, environmental issues, cancer, and healthy aging. In 2009, Dr. Maizes was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists by ODE magazine.