Helene Langevin, a professor at Harvard Medical School, is set to join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health in November as director.
In her upcoming role, she will supervise NCCIH's projects that revolve around unconventional approaches to health care and medicine, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.
The center leverages its $142M annual budget to study natural products, pain management, and mind and body practices.
Langevin previously led various NIH-funded projects throughout her career in the academe, with a focus on research involving low back pain, acupuncture and movement-based therapies.
She also currently serves as director of Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, a hospital-academe partnership for integrative medical research.