Jim Whedon is Director of Health Services Research at Southern California University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). He holds a DC degree from Logan College and an MS from Dartmouth College. He was trained in Health Services Research at TDI under an NIH-funded research career development grant. He has authored more than 45 peer reviewed publications. He is a charter member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, and a recipient of the Jerome F. McAndrews DC Memorial Research Fund Award from NCMIC Foundation. Dr. Whedon’s research interests include Medicare policy regarding integrative healthcare, assessing the value of integrative healthcare, exploring non-pharmacologic alternatives to opioid medications, and evaluating patient access to integrative healthcare services.