Dynamic Chiropractic - September 21, 1998, Volume 16, Issue 20

Page printed from:

Dr. Barassi Named Research Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- James Barassi, DC, CCSP, has been accepted as a research fellow in medicine within the Center for Alternative Medicine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of Harvard University's teaching and research hospitals.

Dr. Barassi is the first DC accepted into this prestigious program, which is the first fellowship jointly funded by the NCMIC Insurance Company and the Center for Alternative Medicine Research at Beth Israel.

Dr. Barassi will complete academic courses on research methods within the master's degree program at the Harvard School of Public Health, and perform mentored research under the direction of the center's faculty on the effectiveness of alternative medicine treatments for common medical conditions. He will also work closely with the Center for Alternative Medicine on research relating to complementary and alternative approaches.

A Boston-based chiropractor, Dr. Barassi graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991 and was designated a certified chiropractic sports physician by the ACA's Sports Council in 1994. He is a board-eligible diplomate in sports injuries with special emphasis on the treatment and management of repetitive strain injuries, particularly as they relate to musicians.

Dr. Barassi has lectured on the implications in clinical practice and research of alternative medicine at Harvard Medical School's division of continuing medical education, and as a guest lecturer to 3rd and 4th year medical students at Harvard Medical School.