Dr. Marci Reiss
Dr. Marci Reiss, Director of the Ancillary Health Program at TIDHI, is a researcher and licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience helping individuals manage the challenges of illness, pain, anxiety, depression and trauma. She has a doctorate in social work where she focused on utilizing teletherapy to improve patient health outcomes.
Dr. Reiss has specific expertise in helping patients with IBD, IBS, arthritis, psoriasis and chronic pain conditions. She trains social workers and psychologists around the world in how best to work with patients to achieve improved health.
Dr. Reiss has been a pioneer in putting mental and behavioral health into chronic disease centers, teaching internationally about the importance of emotional and psychological well-being on health outcomes. She has developed these integrated models of care where mental health is offered in combination with medical care in various hospitals throughout the United States including at the Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt University, University of California San Diego, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Southern California, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.