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Ian Coulter

Ian Coulter is a senior health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. He is a full professor in the School of Dentistry, UCLA, in the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry; a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School; and a research professor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Coulter has published over 150 articles, chapters and books. He is past Vice President for Integrative Medicine at the Samueli Institute. His recent grants include NIH grants for an Evidenced-Based Practices program in CAM; evaluation of hospital-based integrative medicine; the context effects on the health encounter; and Center of Excellence grant to study Appropriateness of Care in CAM. He also holds grants from the DoD to conduct comparative effectiveness trials of chiropractic in military facilities; and completed an evaluation of the creation, implementation, and evaluation of health policies in Health Affairs for the DoD and recently published a study of an Integrative Pain Clinic in a military health facility.

Coulter was born in New Zealand and holds degrees in sociology from the University of Canterbury (B.A., M.A. Honors) and the London School of Economics & Political Science (Ph.D.) and an honorary doctorate in humanities from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He was a Pew Fellow at the RAND/ University of California at Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Study from which he received a certificate in health policy analysis. Additional qualifications include a diploma in educational management from the Institute of Educational Management, Harvard University. He is past President of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

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Financial: Ian Coulter has no relevant financial relationship to disclose

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