Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research Training Program

The Complementary and Alterntive Medicine (CAM) Research Training Program was established under the Morgan State Public Health Program by funding from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) from 1999-2011 to:

  • Advance scientific research on diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be a part of conventional medicine.
  • Train CAM researchers.
  • Share news and information on CAM.
  • Support integration of proven CAM therapies.

Yvonne Bronner, ScD, was the founding Director for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Program at Morgan State University. Dr. Bronner is also one of the original founders of the Morgan State University Public Health Program and a tenured Professor for the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences under the School of Community Health and Policy.

Former CAM Researchers

Dr. Steva Komeh

Steva A. Komeh-Nkrumah, DrPH was a post-doctoral research fellow in the CAM program at Morgan. She is interested in the use of aromatherapy (the use of essential oils) to relieve arthritis pain; the use of CAM therapies to reverse childhood hypertension; and the involvement of CAM practitioners in CAM research.

Dr. Zola E. Boone

Zola E. Boone, PhD has provided professional development seminars for pre/post doctoral fellows and short-term trainees in the CAM Research Program. As a post-doctorate fellow, Dr. Boone sought to strengthen and refine her research skills in order to address questions related to the growing epidemic of obesity and related issues found in the African American Community. Dr. Boone completed a literature review focused on Traditional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Overweight and Obesity.

Dr. Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson, MD is a naturopathic doctor, herbalist, health educator, and medical technologist. She earned her DrPH emphasizing complementary and alternative medicine. A BS Biology major from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, she pursued a medical technology training in Oscar B. Hunter School of Medical Technology and a masters in health education from Howard University. She obtained her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw, IN and a Master's in Herbal Medicine from Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD.

For More information,contact the CAM Program:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Program
School of Community Health and Policy
1700 E.Cold Spring Lane
205 Portage Campus
Baltimore, MD 21212