Janet Konefal, PhD, MPH, AP
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM), USA
Dr. Konefal is the Assistant Dean for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the Director of iCamp, Integrative and Complementary Academic Medicine Programs at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine (UMMSM). She is a licensed acupuncturist and has conducted one of the first NIH funded research projects in acupuncture and addiction as well as a multitude of other research projects in complementary therapies. Under her leadership, the UMMSM has developed an acupuncture training for physicians, integrative medicine symposiums, and most recently a Clinical Nutrition Training Program in association with the Institute of Functional Medicine. One of her primary areas of expertise is in mind-body medicine, including the application of acupressure for improving cognitive abilities and reducing negative psychological states. She is community oriented and focuses on team building as the process for building a better health care system. She can be seen practicing what she teaches as she jogs, rebounds and eats her veggies.