In this interview, Esther M. Sternberg, MD, provides an overview of the research initiatives taking place at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She describes the center's 2-pronged approach to the use of wearable devices to track biomarkers in sweat and monitor the impact of built environments. Sternberg emphasizes collaboration, integration, strong science, and clinical relevance in wearable device research.
Esther M. Sternberg, MD, holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is research director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and director of the University of Arizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance. She earned her degree in medicine from McGill University and did both her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in rheumatology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has received many awards, including an honorary doctorate in medicine from Trinity College in Dublin, and was named by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women who changed the face of medicine. She is the author of 2 best-selling books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions. She is an international leader in the science of mind-body interactions, stress and illness, and the impact of the built environment on health, wellbeing and performance. For more information, visit esthersternberg.com.