Ann Gill Taylor
Norris Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia
My disciplined line of research for more than two decades was in the management of pain; however, in the last decade my scholarship has expanded to include assessment of the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of selected complementary health-enhancing modalities with particular emphasis on the role of individual differences in the efficacy of selected modalities. I founded and directed a Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies at the University of Virginia for two decades (1993-2013), which had as its priority exploring complementary health-enhancing approaches within the context of rigorous science, educating and training graduate students and fellows, and disseminating evidence-based information to other professionals and to the public. I have conducted research within cancer populations and symptom management in a number of populations using therapeutic massage, pulsed
Symptom management using complementary health-enhancing therapies in chronically ill patient populations; influence of behavioral interventions in self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus.