Research Funding

  • February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2025 - Summer Institute on Integrative Health Equity and Applied Research (IHEAR) , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T35AT010592
  • July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2022 - Training Researchers in Clinical Integrative Medicine (TRIM) , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T32AT003997
  • June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2016 - A Model Interprofessional Curriculum in Integrative Medicine , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: K07AT006063
  • September 1, 2007 - May 31, 2010 - End of Life Decision Making, Communication and Meaning , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R21NR009363


University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1981-1985, English
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 1985-1987, Folklore
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Graduate Fellow, 1987-1988, Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1988-1991, Folklore
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1995, Sociocultural Gerontology

Honors & Awards

  • 2005
    The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, member
  • 2005
    Award for Outstanding Breast Cancer Research Proposal in Underserved Populations (Faith Fancher Award) - California Breast Cancer Research Program
  • 2006
    UCSF/Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative
  • 2008
    UCSF Champion of Diversity

Selected Publications

  1. Floyd E, Adler SR, Crane RS, Brewer J, Moran P, Richler R, Hartogensis W, Kuyken W, Hecht FM. The Reliability of Rating via Audio-Recording Using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching Assessment Criteria. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 12:27536130221149966.  View on PubMed
  2. Siwik CJ, Adler SR, Moran PJ, Kuyken W, Segal Z, Felder J, Eisendrath S, Hecht FM. Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 12:27536130221144247.  View on PubMed
  3. Yetman HE, Cox N, Adler SR, Hall KT, Stone VE. What Do Placebo and Nocebo Effects Have to Do With Health Equity? The Hidden Toll of Nocebo Effects on Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients in Clinical Care. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:788230.  View on PubMed
  4. Dhruva A, Wu C, Miaskowski C, Hartogensis W, Rugo HS, Adler SR, Kaptchuk TJ, Kelkar R, Agarawal S, Vadodaria A, Garris E, Hecht FM. A 4-Month Whole-Systems Ayurvedic Medicine Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention Is Feasible and Acceptable for Breast Cancer Survivors: Results of a Single-Arm Pilot Clinical Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2020; 9:2164956120964712.  View on PubMed
  5. Glaser J, Coulter YZ, Thompson-Lastad A, Castro-Smyth L, Serrano E, Adler SR. Experiences of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Latina Immigrants: A Qualitative Pilot Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Dec; 22(6):1287-1294.  View on PubMed
  6. Chiaramonte DR, Adler SR. Integrative Palliative Care: A New Transformative Field to Alleviate Suffering. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Sep; 26(9):761-765.  View on PubMed
  7. Adler S, Chiaramonte D. Call for Special Focus Issue Papers: Integrative Palliative Care. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Dec; 25(12):1149-1150.  View on PubMed
  8. Adler SR, Coulter YZ, Stone K, Glaser J, Duerr M, Enochty S. End-of-Life Concerns and Experiences of Living With Advanced Breast Cancer Among Medically Underserved Women. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 12; 58(6):959-967.  View on PubMed
  9. Bruns EB, Befus D, Wismer B, Knight K, Adler SR, Leonoudakis-Watts K, Thompson-Lastad A, Chao MT. Vulnerable Patients' Psychosocial Experiences in a Group-Based, Integrative Pain Management Program. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jul; 25(7):719-726.  View on PubMed
  10. Adler SR, Marchand LR, Heap N. Integrative Palliative Care: Enhancing the Natural Synergy Between Integrative Health and Palliative Medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 03; 25(3):257-259.  View on PubMed
  11. Harrison JD, Reddy S, Liu R, Adler SR, Chao MT. Implementing an Inpatient Acupuncture Service for Pain and Symptom Management: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 May; 25(5):503-508.  View on PubMed
  12. Rivera J, de Lisser R, Dhruva A, Fitzsimmons A, Hyde S, Reddy S, Tsourounis C, Adler SR. Integrative Health: An Interprofessional Standardized Patient Case for Prelicensure Learners. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 05 04; 14:10715.  View on PubMed
  13. Chao MT, Adler SR. Integrative Medicine and the Imperative for Health Justice. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb; 24(2):101-103.  View on PubMed
  14. Adler SR, Chang A, Loeser H, Cooke M, Wang J, Teherani A. The impact of intramural grants on educators' careers and on medical education innovation. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):827-31.  View on PubMed
  15. van Schaik SM, O'Brien BC, Almeida SA, Adler SR. Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork in low-acuity settings: a qualitative analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 48(6):583-92.  View on PubMed
  16. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):364-70.  View on PubMed
  17. Wiles MR, Adler SR. The International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):277-8.  View on PubMed
  18. Haramati A, Adler SR, Wiles M, Sierpina VS, Kreitzer MJ. Innovation and collaboration: the First International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Mar-Apr; 9(2):118-20.  View on PubMed
  19. Adler SR. Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection. Series in Medical Anthropology. Rutgers University Press. 2011.  View on PubMed
  20. Satterfield JM, Adler SR, Chen HC, Hauer KE, Saba GW, Salazar R. Creating an ideal social and behavioural sciences curriculum for medical students. Med Educ. 2010 Dec; 44(12):1194-202.  View on PubMed

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