William Collinge

Collinge and Associates, Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization funded by the National Institutes of Health and other sources to develop innovative approaches to benefiting public health. Projects have addressed a diversity of topics from professional education in palliative care to caregiver education, personal health informatics for symptom reduction, Veterans' mental health, and mind/body interventions. Our work is conducted in collaboration with like-minded researchers, organizations and institutions at the community and national levels. Teams of experts from academia and the private sector (listed below) are assembled for each project based on their unique expertise. See our Research page for summaries of current and past projects. 

William Collinge, PhD, MPH, LCSW, President, is a researcher, author and consultant in the field of integrative health care. He has served as a scientific review administrator and peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, and as Principal Investigator on twelve NIH-sponsored studies. William has extensive experience in direct services for people with cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV/AIDS and other conditions, and has a private practice of health-related psychotherapy and mind/body medicine in Eugene, Oregon. He has led trainings and retreats across North America, in Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. (Publications, Vitae)

Associates (current and past projects)

John Astin, PhD, Senior Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Harold Bob, MD, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Baltimore, MD

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, President, Mind & Life Institute

Diane Brown, PhD, Executive Director, Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Cal Cates, LMT, Founding Director, Society for Oncology Massage; and Founder, Executive Director, Massage Therapist and Instructor, Healwell, Arlington, VA

Mishka Cira, MPH, National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

Jean Colbath, MSN, RNC, Program Director, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston

Gary Deng, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Patricia Dewey, PhD, Health Arts Management Program, University of Oregon, Eugene

Margaret Donahue, MS, LMT, University of Oregon Health Center, Eugene, OR

Emily Esposito, PhD, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY

Stu Farber, MD, Palliative Care Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Kenneth Fletcher, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, U Mass Medical School

Marcie Freeman, MEd, Director, Harvard Cooperative Program on Aging

Fred Friedberg, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Stonybrook

Don Goldenberg, MD, Newton Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical School

Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D., University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Candace Hammer-Chaney, PhD, RN, New Focus Therapies and Consulting, Chehalis, WA

Daniel Hinshaw, MD, Founding Medical Director, Palliative Care Consultation Service, VA Medical Center; and University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

Janet Kahn, PhD, NCTMB, Peace Village Projects, Inc., and University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT; appointed by President Obama to serve on the administration’s Advisory Board on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health

David Kearney, MD, Director, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Clinical Champion, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, VA Puget Sound Medical Center

Leila Kozak, PhD, Director, Integrative Palliative Care Institute; Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; former Clinical Champion, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and the Integrative Health Coordinating Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center.

Mark Laudenslager, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Behavioral Immunology and Endocrinology Lab, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Eric Leskowitz, MD, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston

Mary Malinski, BA, RN, LMT, HN-BC, Integrative Medicine Dept., Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR

Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, Oncology Massage Education Associates, Portland, OR

Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Laurel Northouse, PhD, Mary Lou Willard French Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Eleanor Oyston, CT(ASC), Dip RM (Australia), Founder, Oncology Massage Training and Oncology Massage Global, and Bowen Therapist, Canberra

Janet Quinn, PhD, Associate Professor, Adjoint, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing

Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, APRN, AOCNP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Consultant, Nurse Scientist, Division of Nursing Research, Associate Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Dorothy Woods Smith, PhD, RN, University of Southern Maine College of Nursing and Health Professions

Jerry Solfvin, PhD, Center for Indic Studies, U Mass Dartmouth

Rob Soltysik, MS, Optimal Data Analysis, LLC, Severn, MD

Tracy Walton, MS, LMT, NCTMB, private practice, Cambridge, MA

Diane Wind Wardell, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, and Director of Research, Healing Touch International

Shirl Weaver, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New England College of Osetopathic Medicine, and Harvard Upper New England Geriatric Education Center

Roberta Wentworth, MSW, LMT, program director, Complementary Therapies Program, Counseling Services, Inc., Saco, Maine

Jerry Wesch, PhD, Director, Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program, Darnell Medical Center, Ft. Hood, Texas

Qingwen Xu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work

Paul Yarnold, PhD, Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois

David Zucker, MD, PhD, Medical Director and Program Leader, Cancer Rehabilitation Services, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA