CMAC’s Healing Causation Project aims to move beyond the hundreds of correlational studies identifying the health effects of dietary, spiritual, and social practices. Instead, the CMAC research team wants to identify the causal, biochemical mechanisms that produce physical and emotional healing. Researchers can determine cause and effect based on longitudinal studies, computer modeling, or experiments including clinical trials. These techniques can be more difficult to coordinate and carry out, but are highly worthwhile, as they can show the relationships between variables. Years Active: 2010–2017.
Katherine Verdolini Abbott
Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)
University of Pittsburgh
National Institute of Health