Lucille Marchand, M.D., BSN, FAAHPM
Executive Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
UW Professor and Chief of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine Director, UW Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program


Dr. Marchand  received a BA in sociology from Brown University and a BS in nursing from Creighton University. She worked for seven years as a coronary care nurse and emergency department nurse in Oakland, CA prior to receiving her MD degree from the University of California- San Francisco and completing her family practice residency as well as a fellowship in faculty development at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Marchand  is board-certified in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. She trained in a number  of healing modalities, including CAPACITAR (a multicultural education approach  to healing trauma) and RISEN (Reinvesting in Spirituality and Ethics in our Networks), and she is a certified yoga teacher.


Iman Majd, M.D., M.S.,
Director, Osher Center Integrative Medicine Clinic Associate Director, Osher Center Clinical Core
Integrative Medicine Family Practice and Acupuncture, UW Neighborhood Clinics
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University

As an integrative medicine  specialist, family medicine practitioner and double board-certified acupuncturist, Dr. Iman Majd brings a rare repertoire of integrative  specialties to his clinical practice at the UW Neighborhood Clinic in Factoria. For more than a decade after receiving his M.S. in acupuncture from Bastyr University, Dr. Majd has supervised, trained and proctored the next generation  of acupuncturists in an ongoing collaboration with Bastyr and the UW. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the incorporation of integrative  medicine practices into a mainstream clinical setting.

Dr. Majd takes a holistic approach  to health, and he tailors his treatment plans based on the individuality  of his patients. He uses acupuncture and manual therapy, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to assist patients in regaining and maintaining their health.


Misbah Keen, M.D., MBI, MPH
Associate Director, Osher Center Education Core
UW Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Family Medicine

Misbah Keen, MD, graduated from Government Medical College in Srinagar, India and subsequently completed a family medicine residency at Mercy Health Partners in Toledo, OH. He also completed masters degrees in Bio-Medical Informatics through Oregon Health and Sciences University and Public Health through Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining UW, he had been practicing full spectrum of family medicine at Columbia Basin Health Association in Othello, Wash. He has interests in teaching and mentoring, patient safety & medical errors, and medical informatics.


Heather Tick, M.D.
Associate Director, Osher Center Clinical Core
UW Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
UW Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Gunn-Loke Endowed Professor for Integrative Pain Medicine

Heather Tick, M.A., M.D., is the first holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. She has been an integrative pain practitioner for over 20 years. She is a UW clinical associate professor in both the Departments of Family Medicine, and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Tick’s clinical interests include integrative pain medicine. She approaches each patient as a unique individual whose optimal health depends on many factors in his or her lifestyle, genetics and life experience. It is her job to help patients to be as healthy as possible and to search for barriers to healing. She focuses on health creation rather than disease management.

Cynthia Price, Ph.D., M.A., LMT
Associate Director, Osher Center Research Core
UW Research Associate Professor, School of Nursing


In private practice as a body-oriented therapist for 20 years focused on mind-body health and with particular expertise in working with trauma and chronic pain, Cynthia sought out research training at the UW SON in 1999. Her research has since been focused on the study of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an intervention designed to teach interoceptive awareness to increase self-care and facilitate emotion regulation. She also studies conceptual and scale development related to the study of body/interoceptive awareness. Currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), she is examining the efficacy of MABT for women in treatment for chemical dependency.

Matthew Thompson, MBChB, MPH, DPhil, MRCGP
Associate Director, Osher Center Research Core
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Family Medicine
UW Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Global Health
UW Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Mechanical Engineering
Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professor in Family Medicine

Matthew Thompson is the Helen D. Cohen endowed Professor of Family Medicine and Vice Chair for Research. He completed clinical training as a Family Physician in the USA and the UK, and research training at the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. His research has focused in several areas – diagnostic testing, child health, infectious disease, new technology, and global health. His research has involved many different types of research designs including large cohort studies, qualitative studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews.

Emily Patridge, MLS, AHIP
Librarian, Osher Center UW
Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, UW Health Sciences Library

Emily Patridge is the assistant director of Clinical Research and Data Services and program director of the Translational Research and Innovation Lab (fRAIL) at the UW Health Sciences Library. She received a master’s degree in library science with a focus on health informatics and a graduate certificate in the management of information agencies from the University of North Texas in 2005. Ms. Patridge has worked extensively in academic and hospital libraries and, priorto joining the UW, worked with an integrative medicine team to build an integrative medicine unit for a hospital. She also has worked with physicians and nurses in performing systematic reviews on integrative medicine and has worked with nurses implementing projects to improve patients’ quality of care using integrative medicine practices. Ms. Patridge has received training in evidence-based medicine/practice  literature searching and has taught classes on the topic. She has developed collections in holistic medicine for hospital libraries.

Donna Lewin, MA, MSW
Administrative Director, Osher Center

Donna Lewin received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from the University of Virginia.   Prior to joining the Osher Center she worked as the manager of the Department of Family Medicine Research Section and as the Administrator of the MEDEX Physician Assistant Program.