Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD

Ariana Thompson-Lastad
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Disparities in access to integrative health care 
  • Mixed-methods and qualitative research
  • Group-based integrative care interventions 
  • Chronic pain
  • Perinatal health 

Experience and Current Work

As a TRIM postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ariana Thompson-Lastad is working on mixed-methods research projects that focus on integrative health care for chronic pain. She is participating in research with Dr. Maria Chao on the multimodal integrative pain management program at safety-net clinics in San Francisco, as well as Dr. Chao’s PCORI-funded research on acupuncture and pain education for hospitalized people with cancer-related pain, which is funded by the Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, Dr. Thompson-Lastad is continuing ongoing research on group-based approaches to delivering integrative care, with a focus on safety-net settings.

Education and Training

  • PhD, Sociology, UCSF
  • BA, Sociology and Human Rights, Bard College


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