William Collinge, PhD, MPH is a consultant, author, speaker and researcher in the field of integrative health care. He has served as a scientific review panelist for the National Institutes of Health in mind/body medicine, complementary therapies, and health care services; and for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs on breast cancer, prostate cancer, and PTSD/traumatic brain injury. He is the principal investigator of The Fibromyalgia Wellness Project, sponsored by the National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, The Caring and Cancer Project, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, and The Elder-Healer Project, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. His prior research includes studies of integrative approaches to cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune enhancement, and community mental health practice.
William was Clinical Supervisor at the Cancer Support and Education Center, Menlo Park, California, for nine years, and has led inspirational retreats and workshops with hundreds of people across North America, Hawaii and New Zealand. He has taught in the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley and several other universities. With a special talent for interpreting complex health information, he has provided consumer advocacy content for CNN Health, WebMD and HealthWorld Online. He is also a Senior Editor of the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (NaturalStandard.com) which provides evidence-based content to Intelihealth and CancerSource.
His books include Partners in Healing: Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness (Shambhala, December, 2008), The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine (Warner), Subtle Energy (Warner), and Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Perigee). He was executive producer of the DVD program Touch, Caring and Cancer: Simple Instruction for Family and Friends. William received his PhD. and an MPH from the UC Berkeley where he was a Murphy Fellow of the American Cancer Society. He received clinical training at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and Harvard's Mind/Body Medical Institute.