Medical Education Matters

Especially for patients with multi-system
Chronic Complex Diseases (msCCD).


BHC drives innovative, emerging research pathways to define the core signs, symptoms, and decrements in specific functioning.

Clinical Care

BHC provides expert consultation and experienced clinical care providing patients with a differential diagnosis and health management plan.


BHC delivers informed educational resources and programming for patients and healthcare providers to improve self-management and access to quality care.

Research and Education Partners

Welcome to the Bateman Horne Center of Excellence

The Bateman Horne Center (BHC) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary Center of Excellence where clinical care, research, and education meet to collectively advance the diagnosis and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), post-viral syndromes, and related comorbidities.

BHC fosters clinical success for the care and treatment of ME/CFS and FM using clinical intelligence derived from data analytics of patient records in the quest for improved medical care for current and future patients.

BHC engages collaborative partnerships to inform healthcare consumers and providers to deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes through innovation, applied technology, and efficient distribution of knowledge.

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Executive Leadership

Lucinda Bateman, MD

Lucinda Bateman, MD

Founder & Medical Director

Lucinda Bateman, MD is the founder and medical director of BHC and is recognized worldwide as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS. She completed BS and MS degrees at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at  Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bateman completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Utah and became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine…

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Suzanne D Vernon, PhD

Suzanne D Vernon, PhD

Research Director

Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD is the research director of BHC and is one of the nation’s leading researchers in ME/CFS. She completed an MS degree in microbiology from Colorado State University and a PhD degree in virology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Vernon has authored and co-authored 150 scientific papers and dedicated the past 20 years of her professional research career on identifying biomarkers and causes of ME/CFS.

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Rob Ence, MBA

Rob Ence, MBA

Executive Director

Rob Ence, MBA is the executive director of the Bateman Horne Center. He completed a BA degree in psychology and an MBA from the University of Utah. Ence has managed and served on boards of directors for non-profit organizations for over 20 years including AARP for 14 years as Utah State Director and West Region Vice President. He directs the Utah Commission on Aging connecting public policy, research, and community resources for older adults.

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