Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.
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Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Department of Family Medicine
West Winds Primary Health Centre
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
3311 Fairmont Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7M 3Y5
Date of Birth:
January 26, 1954, Berea Kentucky, USA
Native American (Cherokee-Lakota)
B.A., Biophysics, Indiana University, 1972
M.D., Stanford University, 1975
Resident (PGY1), Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1975-76
Resident (PGY2), Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976-1977
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (dissertation on mathematical methods in qualitative research and their use to predict birth complications)
Psychological Studies Institute, Palo Alto, 1980, Advisor: C.J. Singh Wallia, Ph.D.
Resident (PGY3), Psychiatry, St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, 1982
Post-doctoral Psychology Training, Psychotherapy and Medical Group, Berkeley, California, 1983-85
Coursework, Math and Systems Engineering, University of Arizona and University of California, Berkeley, 1989-1991.
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Alcohol Research, Prevention Research Center,
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1990-1991.
Resident (PGY2), Family Practice, University of Texas-Houston, 1991-1992
Resident (PGY3), Family Practice, University of Vermont, 1992-1993
Resident (PGY4-5), Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 1994-1996
- Coordinator for Integrative Psychiatry and System Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine,Tucson, AZ, 2002-2005.
- Clinical Programs Director, Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2000-2002.
- Medical Director, Center for Complementary Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Attending Physician in Family Practice and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital; Emergency Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside
Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997-2000.
- Associate Professor, Family Practice, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, 1996-1997.
- Emergency Room Physician, Wisconsin, New Mexico, California, New York and Vermont Hospitals, 1976-present.
- Consultant, Research Lecturer, and Research Assistant Professor, Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, 1988-1992; 1996-1999.
- Program Director, Resources for World Health, Inc., Tucson, Arizona (non-profit corporation to support knowledge of healing practices of traditional cultures of the world), 1988 - 1994 (Volunteer position).
- Medical Director (part-time), Southwest Institute for Co-Dependent Recovery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1989-1992.
- Private practice, family and behavioral medicine, part-time, Berkeley, California, 1983- 85.
- Behavioral Sciences in Family Medicine Training Grant Coordinator, Division of Family Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1981.
- Staff Physician, Emergency Room and Pain Clinic, Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, 1980- 81.
- Medical Director, Berkeley Family Health Center, Berkeley, California, 1977-80 (Family Practice)
- Emergency Room Physician, St. Josephs Hospital, Milwaukee, 1976-77.
- Emergency Room Physician, Ft. Atkinson Community Hospital, Wisconsin, 1976-77.
Honors & Awards:
American Academy of Family Practice, 1993.
Excellence in Research as a Family Practice Resident Award
American Psychiatric Association/National Institute of Mental Health
Minority Fellowship Award, 1976-77.
Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Association, 1992-3
Member, Board of Directors.
Best workshop presentation, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, NE regional meeting, Akron, Ohio, 1993.
Cover photo and story, October 1994, Archives of Family Medicine.
PGY4 Representative to Residency Training Committee, University of Vermont,
Department of Psychiatry, 1994-95.
David Cheek Award for Contributions in Perinatal Psychology, Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, 1999.
Clinical Assistant Professor (1982-1989)
Division of Family Medicine
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor (1990-1992; 1997-present)
Research Lecturer (1989-1990)
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor (1992-1996)
Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Associate Professor (1996-1997)
Department of Family Practice
University of Hawaii School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor (1997-present)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Family Practice and Epidemiology
M.D., California (G34090), New Mexico (85-68), Vermont (42-0008285), New York (190634-1), Hawaii (MD-9453); Pennsylvania (MD# 063554L).
Psychology Licensure, California (Psy-9848).
Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 1993-2000
Added qualifcations in geriatrics, 1996-2004
Board eligible emergency medicine, (exam scheduled 7/00)
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry), 1999-2009.
Diplomate, Int'l. Academy of Behavioral Medicine, since 1983.
Basic Cardiac Life Support, Renewed, September, 1998
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Renewed, October, 1998
Advanced Trauma Life Support, July, 1997
Neonatal Resuscitation, July 3, 1992
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Renewed October, 1996
- Medical Staffs, Department of Family Practice, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pyschiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997-present.
- Medical Staff, Department of General Practice, Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1977-1983.
- Medical Staff, Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, California, 1977-1983.
- Medical Staff, Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, California, 1981-1985.
- Emergency Department Staff, St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1976-1980.
- Emergency Physician, Yolo County Medical Center, Woodland, CA and Davis Community Hospital, Davis, CA 1982-86.
- Emergency Physician, Spectrum Emergency Care, postings to:
- Eastern New Mexico Hospital, Roswell, NM, 1991-1992.
- Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM, 1991-1992.
- Holloman Air Force Base Hospital, Alamagordo, NM, 1991-1992.
- Clovis High Plains Hospital, Clovis, NM, 1992-1995.
- Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont, 1992- 93.
- Northeastern Vermont Regional Medical Center, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1993 - 1995
- Emergency Physician, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh, New York, 1994-1996.
- Emergency Physician, Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester, Vermont, 1994-1995.
- Staff physician, Wahiawa General Hospital, Wahiawa, Hawaii, Family Practice and psychiatry priveleges, 1996-1997
- Emergency Physician, Columbia-Lea Regional Hospital, Hobbs, NM, 1991-1997
Clinical Administration/Supervisory Experience:
- Supervision of multi-disciplinary clinical teams within a family practice/community clinic setting (Berkeley Family Health Center), California, 1977-1981. Clinic provided comprehensive family practice services with alternative therapies to a predominently Medicaid population, including a high volume of obstetrics (we were the only Medicaid obstetrical provider within the city of Berkeley). Supervised multiple types of practitioners (physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurse-practitioners, nurses, midwives). Reported to the Board of Directors. Developed innovative programs and managed budget proposals.
- Supervision of multi-disciplinary clinical teams within a chronic disease/chronic pain/rehabilitation context (Center for Recovery From Illness and Psychotherapy and Medical Group), San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, California, 1983-1989. Clinic provided comprehensive services including alternative therapies to patients suffering from chronic, life threatening illnesses, including HIV. Supervised multiple types of practitioners (physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurse-practitioners, nurses, midwives, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, homeopaths). Development of innovate programs and budget management. Focus on synthesizing working teams, negotiating ego conflict, helping each person to focus upon what he or she does best, and managing budget and other administrative tasks.
- Supervision of 25 alternative medical practitioners, development of research and clinical training programs, development of network services in complementary and alternative medicine, development of insurance reimbursed
programs, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1997 to 2000. Determination of most health-effective programs within limited budgets of consultees. Reporting to Medical Staff Steering Committee and to the Chief Operating Officer. Budget development in collaboration with the fiscal administrator.
- 1973-75: While at Stanford University School of Medicine, supervised a research team to collect data on alternative childbirth and to study
prospectively the developmental effects of the childbirth experience. Staff of 10 total. Reported to a Psychiatry professor.
- 1975-1981: Research Director, Childbirth Research Institute, Deerfield, Wisconsin, then Berkeley, California, non-profit entity dedicated to the study of alternative childbirth. Compilation of research reports available upon request. Total staff of 15 over the time period involved. Administered several grants.
- 1977-1988: Research Director, Center for Research on Birth and Human Development, Berkeley, California. (Non-profit research institute). Research on the psychological impact of birth, including prenatal interventions (technical and psychological). Administered grants. Total staff of 35 people over the time period mentioned.
- 1985-1991: Research Director, Resources for World Health, San Francisco, California and Tucson, Arizona. Non-profit entity dedicated to research on traditional Native American (and other indigenous cultures) healing practices. Conducted studies, administered funds to support the work of Native healers, conducted fund raising efforts, administered grants, prepared budgets reported to the Board of Directors. Total staff of 25 people over the time period mentioned. We conducted several randomized, controlled trials of AIDS therapies, though none were better than placebo. We worked with a drug company to do a randomized, controlled trial of a new anti-polyp agent for colon polyps, though it was no better than sulindac.
- Consultation to hospitals and medical groups about starting and operating complementary medicine programs.
- Consulted to health care facilities on improvement of health effectiveness through more efficient utilization of the human factor in health care. Work with clinics to determine patient populations needs, to develop strategies to improve quality of care and decrease cost through programs for specific disease groups and for the group of patients in the upper percentiles of health care utilization. Examples:
- Consultation regarding patients using the Emergency room with the highest frequency. Through provision of relaxation training, a support group, and teaching stress reduction skills, these persons were able to greatly reduce their emergency room utilization.
- Consultation to a group of alternative birth centers losing money through patient transfers to high-risk labor and delivery units before and during labor. Developed a program of prenatal education, stress reduction, labor visualization, and support groups which decreased hospital transfer and increased birth center income.
- Development of a program for an asthma clinic for their difficult asthmatics which included stress management training, biofeedback, group therapy, and hypnosis. Cost of care improved along with a decrease in hospitalization and emergency room utilization.
- Consultation to Indian Health Service facilities on how to integrate traditional Indian medicine practitioners into their service component.
I have worked extensively as a general family physician, including obstetrics (almost 800 deliveries) and as am emergency room physician. I have done emergency room work at high volume urban centers (St. Josephs Hospital, Milwaukee; Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and in very rural settings in New Mexico and California. I have practiced hospital consult-liaison psychiatry since completion of my psychiatry residency in 1996. Procedures that I teach include intubation, chest tube insertion, central line placement, flexible sigmoidoscopy, treadmill testing, colposcopy, ultrasound and minor surgery. I am also trained in ECT. A major clinical interest is in behavioral medicine, where I have skills in hypnosis, biofeedback, family therapy, biofeedback, physical medicine procedures (therapeutic massage, neuromuscular re-education, manipulation, trigger point injection, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises,
etc.), and group therapy. I am a student of Native American medicine and ethno-pharmacology.
Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals
- Jain, M, Mehl, L, and Cordes, E.H. (1973). Properties of the Acetylcholinesterase receptor on bimolecular lipid membrane. In Biochem Biophys Res. Comm..
- Mehl, L.E. (1974). Neuropharmacology of Hippocampal theta producing areas in the rat brain. Intl J. Neurosurgery.
- Mehl,L., Peterson,G., Shaw,N. and Creevy,D. (1975). Complications of Home Birth. Birth 2: 123-131.
- Mehl,L.E., Peterson, G., Sokolosky,L., and Whitt, M. (1976). Outcomes of Early Discharge after Normal Birth. Birth 3:101-106.
- Mehl, L.E., Bruce, C. and Renner, J. (1976). Importance of Obstetrics in a Comprehensive Family Practice. Journal of Family Practice 3:385-389.
- Mehl, L.E. (1977). Delivery in the Home. Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology 18-26.
- Mehl,L.E., Pererson,G.H. Whitt, M. and Hawes, W.H. (1977). Outcomes of Elective Home Births; A series of 1,146 cases. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 19: 281-289.
- Mehl, L.E. (1976) Home delivery research today - a review. Women and Health 1:3-11.
- Mehl, L.E. (1977). Options in Maternity Care. Women and Health 2(2):29-42.
- Mehl, Peterson, and Brendsel.(1977). Children at Birth: Effects and Implications. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 3(4): 274-279.
- Mehl, L.E. (1978). The Relation of the Home Birth Movement to Medicine and Psychiatry.World Journal of Psychosynthesis 10(3): 10-14.
- Mehl, Peterson, and Leiderman. (1978). Some Determinants of Maternal Attachments. American Journal of Psychiatry 135(10):1168-1173.
- Mehl and Peterson. (1979). The Role of Some Birth Related Variables in Father Attachment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 49(2):330-338.
- Mehl, L.E., et al. (1979). Evaluations of Outcomes of Non-Nurse Midwives; matched comparisons with physicians. Women and Health.
- Mehl, L.E. (1979). Review of Research on Alternative Childbirth. Women and Health, July issue.
- Mehl, Brendsel, and Peterson. (1980). Routine Episiotomy and Pelvic Symptomatology. Women and Health. 5:(4), 49-60.
- Mehl, Ramiel, Leninger, Hoff, Kronenthal, and Peterson. (1980). Evaluation of Outcomes of Non-nurse midwives. Women and Health 5(2): 17-29.
- Mehl, Brendsel, and Peterson. (1980). Personality variables of the mother in labor. Birth Psychology Bulletin 1(1):3-12.
- Mehl, L.E., et al. (1981). Qualitative research methods and the prospective prediction of obstetrical risk. J. Nurse Midwifery.
- Mehl and Peterson. (1981). Spontaneous Peer Psychotherapy in a Day Care Setting. Mehl and Peterson. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 5(2): 346-350.
- Mehl and Peterson. (1981). Parental/Child Psychological and Delivery Alternatives. Women and Health.
- Mehl, L.E. (1988). Psychobiosocial Interventions in Threatened Premature Labor. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, Fall.
- Mehl, L.E. (1988). Prevention of Premature Labor. Mothering, Fall.
- Mehl, L.E. (1990) Spirit Belief and Practice among Native Americans.Journal of Regression Therapy, Spring.
- Mehl, L. Hypnosis and Prenatal Memory. Intl. J. Perinatal Psychol and Medicine, 1990.
- Mehl, L.E. (1990). Systems Dynamics Modeling for Medically Low Risk Woman to Predict Risk for Obstetrical Complications, , International Journal of Perinatal Psychology and Medicine.
- Mehl, L.E. (1990). Spiritually-oriented Psychotherapy. AHP Perspectives, Summer.
- Mehl, L.E. (1991). Mathematical Computer Simulation Modeling for the prediction of the development of large bowel cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 46:243-256.
- Mehl, L.E. (1991). Successful prediction of fetal distress and unexplained fetal demise. International Journal of Perinatal Studies. 3:242-266.
- Mehl, L.E. (1992). Taser Electrical injury during pregnancy and miscarriage. Acta Obstet. Gynecol. scand., Summer.
- Mehl, L.E. (1992). Birth Risk and Culture. Midwifery Today. 23 (Autumn): 35.
- Mehl, L.E. (1992). The effect of personal birth experience on giving birth. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal. Fall.
- Mehl, L.E. (1992). Women's birth experience and subsequent infant motor development. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal 6(4): 295-316.
- Mehl, L.E. and Manchanda, S. (1993). Use of Systems Dynamics computer modeling to study alcohol use during pregnancy. Computerrs in Biology and Medicine.
- Mehl LE (1994). Hypnosis to alter breech presentation. Archives of Family Medicine, October.
- Mehl LE (1993). Lessons from Native America for modern medicine. Holistic Medicine Spring: 10-24.
- Mehl L, Astill J. (1994). Delirium, headache and the Arnold-Chiari malformation type I, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice.
- Mehl-Madrona L, Madrona M (1996). Postpartum toxic streptococcus. Midwifery Today. October, pp. 39-43.
- Mehl-Madrona L, Madrona M. Effects on outcomes of attending breeches,
twins, and post-dates pregnancies at home. J. Nurse-Midwifery 1997; 42(2):91-98
- Mehl-Madrona L. Characteristics of requent users of primary care: Role of
psychosocial factors drive high utilization. J Am Board of Family Practice, 1998, October/November.
- Tidey JW, Mehl-Madrona L, Higgins ST, Badger GJ. Psychiatric symptom severity in cocaine-dependent outpatients: demographics, drug use characteristics and treatment outcome. Drug Alcohol Depend 1998 Mar 1;50(1):9-17.
- Mehl-Madrona, L. 5 year outcomes of patients who use traditional Indian medicine compared to patients who don't. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 1999, January issue.
- Mehl-Madrona LE. Comparison of intravenous ketorolac-chlorpromazine with meperidine-promethazine for the emergency department treatment of chronic pain exacerbation. J Am Board of Family Practice 1999, March-April issue.
- Mehl-Madrona LE, Chan, B. Faith plays a role in AIDS. Alternative Health Practitioner 1999, December issue.
- Mehl-Madrona LE. A psychosocial prenatal intervention with Native American women to reduce substance use and birth complications. J Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, 2000, in press.
- Mehl, L.E. (1976). Statistical Outcomes of Home Delivery; comparison to similarly selected hospital deliveries. . In Stewart and Stewart, eds., Safe Alternatives in Childbirth. Marble Hill, Missouri: Napsac Publications.
- Mehl, L. and Peterson, G. (1976). Management of the Complications of Home Delivery. In Sousa, M. Childbirth at Home New York: Prentice Hall.
- Mehl, L.E. (1977). Research on Alternatives in Childbirth. What can it tell us about hospital practice? In Stewart and Stewart (ed.) 21st Century Obstetrics Now. Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
- Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G. (1978). Home Birth versus Hospital Birth; Comparisons of Outcomes of Matched Populations. Ahmed, P. (ed.), Pregnancy,Birth, and Parenting; Coping with Medical Issues. New York: Elsevier-North Holland.
- Mehl, L. (1978). Statistical Outcomes of Homebirths in the United States; Current Status. In: Stewart and Stewart, Safe Alternitives in Childbirth, Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
- Mehl and Peterson (1979). Comparative studies of Psychological Outcomes of Various Childbirth Alternatives. In Stewart and Stewart, ed. 21st Century Obstetrics Now. Marble Hill, Mo.: NAPSAC Publications.
- Mehl LE. (1980). Statistical Outcomes of home birth in the United States. In Davis RD and Kitzinger S. The Place of Birth. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Mehl, L.E. (1988). Magic, Medicine, and Shamanism, in Heize, R., Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Shamanism. Berkeley: University of California (Asian Studies).
- Mehl, L., Donovan, S., and Peterson, G. (1989). The Role of Hypnotherapy in Facilitating Normal Birth. In Fedor-Freyburgh, Peter, editor. Encounter with the Unborn. London: Parthenon, 1989.
- Mehl, L. and Peterson, G.H. (1989). Psychiatric Diagnosis and Birth Complications (with Gayle Peterson) in Fedor-Freyburgh, op. cit.
- Mehl, L. (1989). Modern Day Shamanism: Bridging Native American Medicine with Biomedicine. In Doore, G. (ed.). Shaman's Path. Boulder: Shambala.
- Mehl, L.E. (1989). Faith and Doubt in Shamanic Healing. in Heize, R. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference on Shamanism. Berkeley: University of California (Asian Studies).
- Mehl, L.E. (1990). When Evil is Encountered in Imagery. In Kunzendorf, R. (ed). Imagery Therapy. New York: Plenum Press.
- Mehl, L.E. (1990). Evil in Native American Spirituality. In Heinze, R.I. Proceedings of the VII Intl. Conference on Shamanism. Berkeley: Univ of California Dept of Asian Studies.
- Mehl, L.E. (1994). Chalazion Therapy. In Procedures in Family Practice. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
- Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) Native American Medicine. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies (in press).
- Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) What is Different about the Complementary Medicine Perspective. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies (in press).
- Mehl-Madrona, L. (1999) Hypnosis During Pregnancy. In Carolyn Chambers Clark (ed.) Alternative Therapies (in press).
- Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1984). Pregnancy as Healing: holistic philosophy for prenatal care. Tucson: Resources for World Health.
- Mehl, L.E. and Peterson, G.H. (1985). Cesarean Birth: Risk and Culture . Tucson: Resources for World Health.
- Mehl, L.E. (1986). Mind and Matter: Healing approaches to chronic disease. Tucson: Resources for World Health, 2nd edition.
- Mehl-Madrona, L.E. Coyote Medicine. New York: Simon and Schuster, February, 1997; Paperback; Firestone, 1998.
Conference Proceedings and Abstracts (not submitted elsewhere):
- Mehl, Palu, and Kennedy. Statistical Outcomes of Elective Home Delivery; comparisons with the Chicago Maternity Center and implications for screening. Proceedings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 1977.
- Mehl, Merz, Brendsel, Murphy, and Benton. (1977). Models for Delivery of Home Birth Services; Structure, Politics, and evaluation. Presented at the American Public Health Association..
- Mehl, L.E. (1978). An Overview of the Home Birth Controversy. Mehl. Year of the Child Conference, Albuquerque.
- Risk Factors in Low-Risk Childbirth; elective procedures and outcomes. Mehl, Ramiel, Hoff, Leininger, and Peterson. American Public Health Association Abstracts, 1979.
- Mittal S, Mehl L, Fuentes F. Predicting the Time of Myocardial Infarction among Hispanic and Other Caucasians. American Journal of Cardiology, March, 1992.
- Mehl-Madrona L. Systems Dynamics Computer Simulation Modeling for Predicting Risk for Childbirth. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: Modeling, Simulation, and Control, Innsbruck, Austria, Vol. II, Feb. 19-22, 2001, pp. 575-578, Calgary: ACTA Press, 2001.
Writings for the Popular Press.
- Mehl, L.E.(1990). In Search of Pele on Hawaii, Tucson Lifeline, March.
- Mehl, L.E. (1991). The Healing Power of Ritual. East-West Journal June issue.
- Mehl, L.E. (1990). Bioenergy Healers in Yugoslavia. Tucson Lifeline, October.
- Mehl-Madrona L. (1996). Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America for conventional health care. Healthy and Natural. October issue.
- Mehl-Madrona L. (1997). Call Me Coyote. Natural Health, April issue.
- Mehl-Madrona L and Samson W. (1998). Alternative Medicine under the Microscope: A debate. Natural Health, April issue.
Manuscripts Recently Submitted for Editorial Review:
- Mehl, L.E. Effects of Womens Birth Experiences upon Infant Cognitive Development.
- Mehl, L.E. Effect of the Infant upon Parent Attachment.
- Mehl, L.E., Effects of Childbirth upon Women's Self-esteem.
- Hoyt, L. and Mehl, L. Prediction of Success in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and relation to long-term Outcome.
- Mehl, L., Karlen, A., Madrona, S., and Manchanda, S. Evaluation of systems dynamics computer simulation modeling to predict risk for birth complications for the individual pregnant woman.
- Mehl, L.E. Use of sytems dyamics modeling to predict depression and alcoholism. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association.
- Mehl, L.E. Use of systems dynamics modeling to predict the course of ARC and AIDS, International Conference of AIDS Abstracts, San Francisco.
- Mehl, L.E. A Native American derived, spiritually based psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Conference on Self Psychology, Aspen, Colorado.
- Mehl, L.E. Faith, Doubt, and Spiritual Healing.
- Mehl, L.E. Spiritually-oriented Psychotherapies.
- Adams-Chan, B. and Mehl, L.E. Differences between neurologically impaired and non-impaired patients with AIDS and ARC.
- Mehl, L.E. Shamanic Imagery Therapy.
- Mehl, L.E. Predicting and preventing birth complications.
- Mittal S, Mehl L, and Fuentes, F. Prediction of the time of initial myocardial infarction.
- Mehl, L., Ager, J., Sokol, R. Dynamic systems modeling and the prediction of birth weight and length of gestation.
- Mehl, L., Easton P. Prediction of risk for cesarean delivery.
- Mehl, L., Astill J. Esophageal dysmotility: case report of nifedipine exacerbation and treatment with trazedone.
- Wagner M, Brueder A, Mehl L. Health promotion needs awareness among Air Force personnel.
- Wagner M, Breuder A, Mehl L. Health Risk among active duty Air Force personnel.
- Mehl-Madrona, L. Effect of order of presentation of homeopathy, acupuncture and massage therapy on outcome of treatment.
Assorted teaching audiotapes and videotapes on hypnosis techniques, 1978-present.
Coyote Medicine videotape, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Shadyside, 1998.
Selected Teaching Experience:
- Complementary Medicine to medical students, nursing students, and residents in medicine, family practice and psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 1997-2000.
- Statistics and Research Methods, Antioch University, Santa Fe
- Neuropsychology, Antioch University, San Francisco and Rosebridge Institute, Walnut Creek.
- Ethnic Issues in Health Care, Stanford University
- Psychosomatic Medicine, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Rosebridge Institute, and Psychological Studies Institute, Palo Alto.
- Native American Medicine and Ethnopharmacology, Stanford University.
- Psychopharmacology, Rosebridge Institute.
- Quantitative Methods in Psychological Research, Rosebridge Institute
- Inpatient attending, Family Practice Inpatient Service, University of Hawaii with lectures on inpatient medicine and obsterics and pediatrics topics.
- Outpatient clinic preceptor, Family Practice Clinic, University of Hawaii.
- Lectures to medical students, psychiatry, behavior medicine, cross-cultural medicine, University of Hawaii
Selected Scholarly Presentations and Lectures:
Recent presentations, workshops, and lectures have been provided for:
- American College of Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, March 1991, Strategies for Prevention in the Prenatal Clinic; Computer Simulation Modeling in Prenatal Prevention; Computer Simulation Modeling in Motivating risk reduction behavior in HIV positive patients.
- American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 12, 1992. A Dynamic Systems Model for Preventive Cardiology
- Association of American Indian Physicians, multiple appearances, most recently at White Mountain Apache Reservation, annual conference, speaking on "Incorporating Native American Medicine into conventional medical practice".
- American Public Health Association, multiple appearances, most recently at New York, October 1990
- American Institute for Medical Education. Multiple appearances and topics, Self-Psychology Conference and Post-Conference Workshops, Creativity and Madness Conferences, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Aspen, Colorado; Maui, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii, most recent appearance August 1998, Santa Fe.
- Association for Behavioral Medicine, Hilton Head, South Carolina, conferences, presentations on Native American medicine: inspirations for modern medicine, most recently 1998.
- Grand Rounds presentations, given at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona Hospital (PA), Beaver Valley Hospital (PA), South Hills Hospital (PA), ArmB Memorial Hospital (PA), Willamette Valley Hospital (Washington), Andrews Air Force Base (Maryland), Menninger Institute (Kansas), Wahiawa General Hospital (Hawaii).
- International Society for Perinatal Medicine and Psychology, Krakow, Poland, May 1992; Bad Gastein, Austria, 1990. A Dynamic Systems Model for Predicting Birth Complications.
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Northeast Regional Conferences, Akron, Ohio, 1993; Philadelphia, PA, 1994.
- Southern Medical Association annual convention, San Antonio, Texas, October
Why do patients use emergency departments for non-emergencies?
Prospective trial with the dynamic systems model for preventive cardiology.
Prospective trial predicting colon cancer.
Alternatives to the randomized control trial for family medicine research.
- Vermont Academy of Family Physicians
Improving obstetrical care in the rural and military setting.
Computer models to predict and prevent birth complications.
- Menninger Institute, Council Grove Conference, April, 1990.
- American Colege of Nurse-Midwives, multiple appearances, most recent, San Diego, California; presentations.
Selected Community Presentations:
- Presentations across Vermont regarding midwifery legislation with State Representative Kerry Kurt, who proposed a new midwifery licensing bill, 1994-95.
- Regular lectures in Vermont (every quarter) on Native American medicine and spirituality and on Native American culture to elementary school classes, college classes, church groups, bookstores, 1991-1996.
- Monthly lectures in Hawaii on Native American medicine and spirituality and on Native American culture to college classes, church groups, bookstores, 1996.
- Presentations throughout Western Pennsylvania on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1997 through present, examples: Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice Society, University of Pittsburgh Student Union, Carnegie-Mellon University Student Association, etc.
Grants and Contracts:
My research interest focus on theoretical and mathematical biology and medicine. I am interested in mathematical computer modeling as a means of integrating information in medicine and biology, aiding clinical decision making, and improving patient care and treatment evaluation. Within this context I am interested in mind-body-environment relationships, particularly with reference to some of the insights available to us from indigenous cultures. I am interested in behavioral medicine treatment for chronic disease and in the evaluation of treatment effectiveness of these procedures and approaches.
I have received grant money from the American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health, New York; FGN, Inc., Tucson, Arizona; HCA, Inc., Nashville, TN; the California State Health Department; multiple private donors; Shadyside Foundation; Richmond Foundation; Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation; Ladies Hospital Aide Society of Pittsburgh; Department of Defense; U.S. Steel, Dorrance Family Foundation, Beckwith Foundation, etc.
I have worked on others' grants from NIDA, NIMH, NIH.
Projects Currently Funded:
- Randomized controlled trial of alternative therapies in asthma (reiki, guided imagery/meditation group, control group) from Ladies Hospital Aide Society of Pittsburgh.
- General outcomes research of complementary medicine treatment; comparisons of patients to undergo treatment, patients who come for one consultation, and control patients from the family health center, funded by Shadyside Foundation.
- Web-site development for children's brain injuries and neurometabolic disorders, including web-based evaluation of training programs and web-based outcome research.
- Complementary Medicine treatment of fibromyalgia, being prepared for re-submission to NIMH.
- Randomized, controlled trial of intravenous secretin for autistic spectrum disorders, submitted to National Assocation for Autism Research.
Recent Continuing Medical Education Courses:
- 1991-1993: Family Practice Residency, 50 units/year.
- 1994-1996: Psychiatry Residency, 50 units/year.
- American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 1992, 8 hours.
- American Holistic Medical Association annual meeting, Falls Church, VA, April, 1992, 8 hours.
- ATLS, Mary Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York, April, 1993, 24 hours.
- November 1992, Andrews Air Force Base Conference, 4 hours, Psychopharmacology conference.
- October, 1992, Southern Medical Association, annual convention, San Antonio, Texas, 20 hours.
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, April 1993, Northeastern Regional Conference, Akron, Ohio, 16 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, February 1993, Annual Self Psychology Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 16 hours.
- American Holistic Medical Association annual meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 1993, 8 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, August 1993, Annual Creativity and Madness Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 16 hours.
- November 1993, Vermont Academy of Family Practice annual meeting, Essex Junction, Vermont, 11 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, December 1993, Annual Advances in Self Psychology Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 16 hours.
- 1994-1996, Psychiatry residency, 50 hours/year.
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, April 1994, Northeastern Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 16 hours.
- American Holistic Medical Association annual meeting, Seattle, Washington, April, 1993, 12 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, August 1994, Annual Creativity and Madness Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 16 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, December 1994, Annual Advances in Self Psychology Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 16 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, February 1995, Annual Self Psychology Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, August 1995, Annual Creativity and Madness Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8 hours.
- ACLS, CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, New York, October, 1995, 16 hours.
- PALS, CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, New York, October, 1995, 16 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, December 1996, and yearly previously, Annual Advances in Self Psychology Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 8 hours.
- American Institute of Medical Education, February 1997, and yearly previously, Annual Self Psychology Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8 hours.
Available upon request.