Palmer is in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He founded and is the Director of Eskenazi Health’s Integrative Pain Program. This multi-disciplinary program includes a 5-week Pain School where patients are exposed to and practice such modalities as relaxation response, WFPBD, graduated exercise, Tai Chi, chair yoga, guided imagery, mindfulness and knowledge critical to making healthier choices. The IPP’s approach couples psychological and physical functional rehabilitation and uses the patient’s strengths and self-identified life values and goals. Palmer has won numerous departmental and university teaching awards and his work on pain and opioids has earned him awards in Preventive Medicine and Population Health. His is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, a Plantrician, a proud father of twin men, and a student of Tae Kwon Do.