GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
The broad area of Prof. Kaptchuk’s concern is the intersection of placebo studies and ritual theory. In conjunction with his colleagues at the various teaching hospitals, Prof. Kaptchuk’s work involves a multidisciplinary investigation of placebo effects that seeks to integrate concepts, research designs, and analytic methods drawn from the basic, clinical, and social sciences as well as the humanities (e.g., history and bioethics). He is currently director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter hosted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2013
Ted J. Kaptchuk is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine. As a leading figure in placebo studies, a scholar of East Asian medicine, and an academic authority on medical pluralism, Professor Kaptchuk's career has spanned multiple disciplines, drawing upon concepts, research designs and analytical methods from the humanities and basic and clinical and social sciences.
For more information, see his personal website.
Science translational medicine, January 8, 2014
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), December 17, 2013
Neuroscience letters, October 10, 2013
Journal of immigrant and minority health, August 1, 2013
PloS one, July 31, 2013
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), July 2, 2013
Pain, May 23, 2013
Clinical investigation, April 1, 2013
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, April 1, 2013
Molecular psychiatry, January 29, 2013
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center