May 22, 2019

Warber welcomed as new scholar at the Institute for Integrative Health

Sara Warber MD
Sara L. Warber, M.D., active emeritus professor

Sara L. Warber, M.D., active emeritus professor, is the newest Institute Scholar at the health-centered nonprofit and think tank, the Institute for Integrative Health (TIIH). The institute, founded in 2007, focuses on improving optimal health for people and communities by asking—and answering—questions that examine the biological, behavioral, spiritual, and societal factors that impact health and wellness on a daily basis. In addition to supporting a team of researchers (TIIH Scholars and Fellows) who explore the science of integrative health, the Institute creates and tests programs with the goal of improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

Warber, who specializes in integrative family medicine and women’s health, will explore women’s relationship with nature and how it could inform the creation of health for all (human, animal, plant) within the context of environmental change. As an Institute Scholar, Warber also serves as a mentor to the Institute's Nature Sacred Fellows, who are examining the impact of urban green spaces on well-being.

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Warber joins 16 other Scholars and Fellows of the Institute, part of a multidisciplinary network of established and emerging visionaries whose research and collaborations advance courageous, new ideas at the forefront of health and healing. Institute Scholars are established thought leaders with a history of success and creativity in their chosen field, and support from the Institute provides a vital bridge for these pioneers to tackle innovative, multidisciplinary questions to galvanize the future of health.

“I am thrilled to join the Institute’s scholarly community,” said Warber. “Our health is inextricably linked with the health of the planet and the health of all living beings around us.  The actions required to change our course are infinitely varied in kind and in scale.  What if each one of us was ready in each moment to choose a path towards a life in balance with the earth?  The arts, deep experiences in nature, the dreams and voices of women speak to us of possibilities. It is time to listen and reimagine the future we desire.”

“We are very excited to welcome Sara Warber as a new Scholar,” said Brian Berman, M.D., Founder and President of the Institute. “Her knowledge of nature-based interventions and clinical experience in women’s health provides a unique platform to examine how to improve our relationship with nature, especially in light of climate change, to improve the health of all – humans, plants, and animals.”

Warber, nationally and internationally recognized as a leading integrative medicine physician and researcher, has published extensively on nature-based interventions for supporting human health and well-being.  She currently serves as Clinical Professor Emerita and is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom.

To read more about Warber's work as a TIIH Scholar and the research she will undertake with the Institute for Integrative Health, please visit