Ted Kaptchuk is an author, researcher, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he focuses on the placebo effect. He earned his Doctorate of Oriental Medicine after five years of study in China in 1975. After returning to the United States, he was clinical director of the Pain Unit at Boston's Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. In 1990, he accepted a position as the associate director of the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In 2011, he became Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter, hosted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Kaptchuk has been an expert panelist for the FDA, served on numerous NIH panels, and worked as a medical writer for the BBC. He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications.
- The Web That Has No Weaver, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983. ISBN 978-0-8092-2840-9
- The Healing Arts: Exploring the Medical Ways of the World, Summit Books, 1987. ISBN 978-0-671-64506-9
- Miller FG, Colloca L, Crouch RA, Kaptchuk TJ (eds). The Placebo: A Reader. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Selected Media Presentations
- The Potential of Placebo Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Migraine Study Reveals the Power of Placebo NPR's Science Friday 1/10/14
- Research Shows Placebos May Have Place In Everyday Treatments NPR 2/13/13
- One Scholar's Take On The Power of The Placebo NPR 1/6/12
- Harnessing the placebo effect BBC 1/15/14
- Placebo effect may be 'down to genes' BBC 10/23/12
- Personal website
- Pubmed's list of articles for TJ Kaptchuk
- The Placebo Phenomenon, Harvard Magazine
- Are Placebo Effects Worth Anything?
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