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​ Dr. Kathi J. Kemper, Director


Dr. Kathi J. Kemper was recruited to OSU in October, 2012 from Wake Forest University where she held the Caryl J Guth Chair for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and served as the founding Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition, she was a Professor in the Departments of Social Science/Health Policy and Pediatrics and held appointments in Family and Community Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Bioethics, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center.

Before joining Wake Forest, Dr. Kemper was the founding Director of the Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

1978 University of Chicago. BA with Honors (Human Behavior)
1982 UNC, Chapel Hill. MD;  
1983 UNC, Chapel Hill. MPH (Maternal and Child Health) and Preventive Medicine Resident
1986 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Pediatric Resident (outstanding resident award)
1988 Yale. New Haven. Robert Wood Johnson General Academic Pediatric Fellowship
Dr. Kemper has served on the faculty at 
Yale (‘86- ’88),
University of Washington (’88-’98)
Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital (’98-01)
Wake Forest University Health Sciences (’01-’12)
She has more than 150 peer-reviewed research publications and has been the principal investigator for both National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Foundation grants
Founder, Ambulatory (now Academic) Pediatric Association Special Interest Group on CAM ‘96
President, Ambulatory (now Academic) Pediatric Association ’98-‘99
Founder and Chair, Longwood Herbal Task Force, Harvard Medical School ‘98
Macy’s Follow a Leader Award, Boston, 2000
Mentor of the Year Award, WFUHS Women’s Health Center of Excellence, 2007
Founding Chair, Section for Integrative Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008
Integrative Pediatric Council Leadership Award, 2008
The Holistic Pediatrician, Harper Collins, 1996 (2nd edition, HarperQuill, 2002)
Mental Health, Naturally, March, 2010, American Academy of Pediatrics
Addressing ADD Naturally, October 2010, Xlibris Corporation
Dr. Kemper is recognized internationally as the leading authority on complementary therapies for children, and is frequently consulted by media including the New York Times, Chicago TribuneNewsweek, ABC News, the Wall Street JournalReaders’ Digest, RedbookFirst for Women and USA Today.