National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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Office of the Director

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the focal point for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research at the National Institutes of Health. The NCCAM Office of the Director is responsible for

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Planning, directing, and coordinating the programs and activities of NCCAM, including research, training, education, and information dissemination efforts.
  • Providing guidance and policy to the offices and divisions of the Center regarding management, program planning, program coordination, and program evaluation.

The Office also initiates and oversees trans-agency CAM coordination and research efforts.

Director: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

Deputy Director: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Phone: 301-594-7103

Note: General inquiries can be directed to the NCCAM Clearinghouse at 1-888-644-6226 or info@nccam.nih.gov.

Mailing Address: 

Office of the Director National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 31 Center Drive, MSC 2182 Bethesda, MD 20892-2182