Integrative Practitioner Digital Summit
September 19, 2023 – Mind-Body Medicine
Improving Health Equity with Mind-Body Medicine
10:00 am - 10:30 am Tuesday September 19, 2023
In this special edition of the Integrative Practitioner Podcast, Scarlet Soriano, MD, joins Integrative Practitioner Content Specialist, Avery St. Onge, to discuss how mind-body medicine can contribute to health equity.
Scarlet Soriano, MD
As Executive Director of Duke Health and Well-Being, Scarlet Soriano, MD, leads a multidisciplinary team in systemwide innovation aimed at effectively addressing gaps in our healthcare delivery structures through health and well-being interventions that are grounded on health equity. Soriano is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and a founding member of its Black, Indigenous and People of Color Committee. She was Co-Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH) 2023 Integrative Medicine Symposium and serves as Duke Health and & Well-Being’s Institutional Representative within ACIMH. Soriano's work has centered on designing healthcare delivery structures that create conditions for deep personal transformation, grounded on self-efficacy and positive change-making, as the foundation for both individual healing and community transformation. Soriano is passionate about planetary health and weaving our personal and collective healing with the healing of our planet. She has a special interest in wellness-based group medical visits as critical aspects of healthcare redesign. Soriano is the former Director for Group Visits and Wellness-Based Healthcare Transformation at Boston Medical Center’s Program for Integrative Medicine and Healthcare Disparities, and former Medical Director for the Tanya I Edwards Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In her consulting work, Soriano supports organizations to rethink healthcare strategies through the lens of equity and whole person-whole community health.