M.D., Johns Hopkins University
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
College of Medicine
University of Florida
Phone: (352) 392-0687
Allen H. Neims is interested in the full range of factors that influence the outcome of therapy. As such, he is interested the importance of the physician-patient relationship in the healing process, individual differences in response, complementary and alternative medical practices, the synergy between 'healing' and 'curing', and the maintenance of wellness. In a more standard scientific way, he is interested in exploring the challenges intrinsic to the application of tradition scientific paradigms, especially in clinical research, to assessment of various complementary practices. Outcome measures, risk assessment and epidemiology play important roles in this process. Neims is paricularly interested in this regard in bridging traditional pharmacotherapy and other therapeutic modalities, in pursuit of mechanism and enhanced efficacy. Finally, he is involved in application of these ideas in medical education and continuing medical education.