Anne Weisman, MPH, PhD

UNLV School of Medicine

 

Dr. Anne Weisman is the Director of Wellness & Integrative Medicine with the UNLV School of Medicine. She developed wellness and integrative medicine curriculum and workshops for the medical students, faculty and residents. Previously Dr. Weisman worked for thirteen years as a massage therapist in HIV/AIDS clinics and hospices. She was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service for this work in 2007 and was chosen to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University in Miami, FL.

 

She has presented her research at the Nevada Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, and The Generalists in Medical Education meetings.

 

Academic: Dr. Weisman earned her B.A., M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Nevada Las Vegas (Human Touch: Perceptions of Self-Efficacy from a Non-Pharmacology Treatment for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS). Additionally, she studied at the University of Cape Town with New York University in a 4- week public health immersion course. She specializes in integrating massage therapy and other integrative modalities into the care and treatment of patients. Dr. Weisman teaches medical students, residents and community members about integrative techniques and works to teach patients’, care providers and families techniques that they can use at home.

 

Professional: Dr. Weisman spent 13 years caring for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as volunteering and working in hospice. During this time, she developed continuing education classes for nurses and other health care providers to help teach some techniques that are soothing for patients and non-pharmacological. Her role at UNLV School of Medicine is to introduce these and many other techniques to the medical students, faculty and residents to help them manage their own stress as well as to help provide a broader understanding of integrative treatments for their patients. Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas October 1, 2017, Dr. Weisman trained and certified with the Center for Mind Body Medicine and uses many of these modalities and approaches in her work & throughout the community. She has taught in the coroner’s office, with police, fire, first responders and in elementary schools.