Faculty and Staff

Welcome! The programs in complementary and integrative medicine at UConn Health involve clinicians, researchers and educators who are committed to the development of evidence-based complementary medical techniques and therapies that can be combined with conventional medical therapies to optimize health and healing.

UConn Health is also part of the Consortium of Academic Centers for Integrative Medicine. In addition, many faculty members are also active members of The International Society for Ayurveda and Health (ISAH), a consortium of 11 medical schools, led by Amala Guha Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., the president of the society.

Below, please find a list of faculty clinicians, educators and scientists, as well as associated community clinicians who are committed to medical, dental and graduate student education that includes the study of: acupuncture, energy medicine, naturopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, environmental detoxification, allergic disorders, yoga-based research, pain management research, herbals, dietary supplements, nonallopathic providers and counseling for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Click on their names for more information on their work.

Jordan Goetz, M.D.

Jordan Goetz, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Medicine

Gloria Gronowicz, Ph.D.

Gloria Gronowicz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery

Mary P. Guerrera, M.D.

Mary P. Guerrera, M.D.
Professor, Family Medicine

Amala Guha, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Amala Guha, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Immunology

Mark D. Litt, Ph.D.

Mark D. Litt, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health; Psychiatry

Lynn Mary Mangini, M.D.

Lynn Mary Mangini, M.D.
Child Psychiatry Attending
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Kalyani Raghavan

Kalyani Raghavan, MBBS, M.D., D.C.H.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Thiruchandurai V. Rajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Thiruchandurai V. Rajan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Stephen L. Schensul, Ph.D.

Stephen L. Schensul, Ph.D.
Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care
Director, Center for International Community Health Studies

Ana Maria Verissimo, M.D., M.A.

Ana Maria Verissimo, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Jessica DeMarest, R.N.

Jessica DeMarest, R.N.
Staff Nurse, Reiki Master
Intermediate Unit

Kelly J. Kucia, R.N., B.S.N.

Kelly J. Kucia, R.N., B.S.N.
Assistant Nurse Manager, Reiki Practitioner
Intermediate Unit