|Susan Folkman, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and the Osher Foundation Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine at the University of California (UCSF) where, since 2001, she has been Director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Folkman received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979 where she remained until 1988 when she moved to UCSF. Her research program, which has been supported by grants from the NIH, has focused on stress and coping in the context of serious illness and bereavement. In 1997, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, for her contributions to coping theory and research. Dr. Folkman served as a member of the NIH/NIMH National Advisory Council, has chaired NIMH and NCCAM review committees, served on Institute of Medicine study groups, and was chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine from 2004-2007.