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Dr. Kathryn Hall, PhD, is the Deputy Executive Director for Population Health and Health Equity at the Boston Public Health Commission. After receiving her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University she spent 10 years in the biotech industry tackling problems in drug discovery and development where she became an Associate Director of Drug Development. Dr. Hall then returned to Harvard Medical School, joining the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and receiving a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Hall is also an Assistant Professor part-time in the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and serves as the Interim Director of Basic and Translational Research at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the placebo effect and in particular how the absence of placebo and the presence of nocebo effects influences health equity. Dr. Hall is the author of Placebos, MIT Press, and has a Masters in Documentary Film from Emerson College.  

At the end of this activity learners will be able to:   

1. Describe the origin and historical role of placebos in medicine and clinical trials  
2. Explain what neuroimaging reveals about how placebos mediate their analgesic effects  
3. Recognize the impact of the absence of placebo and presence of nocebo effects on health equity   
4. Discuss the impact nocebo effects can have on public health 

Zoom Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/98034547274?pwd=dklxUkpCK3JHMk1YOVJ2SW9CQkROUT09   

Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274  

Passcode: 303790  

This event is eligible for CME/CEU credit. To receive CME/CEU credit, you must certify your attendance in the last 10 minutes of the session by clicking the link provided in the Zoom chat of the presentation.  

 Accreditation Statement:    

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and allied health professionals.    

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit maximum reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2023. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).   

CME Disclosure Statement:   

Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD, Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Patty Moran, PhD, have no financial relationships to disclose.   

Speaker: Kathryn Hall, PhD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Event Details


Zoom Link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/98034547274?pwd=dklxUkpCK3JHMk1YOVJ2SW9CQkROUT09   

Meeting ID: 980 3454 7274  

Passcode: 303790