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Keynote Speakers

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and best-selling author, has played a pivotal role bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since 1974. She is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has authored 11 books, including the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Her latest book, launching in June of 2020, is Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

Acclaimed for her down-to-earth and relatable teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. Her writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post. Sharon is also the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with more than 90 episodes featuring interviews with the top leaders and voices in the meditation and mindfulness movement.

 

Daniel Goleman, PhD

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy, and the ecological crisis.

 

Distinguished Faculty

  • Rudy Allen, Vice President, Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of North Carolina
  • Margaret Baim, MS, NP, Director, Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Mind Body Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH, Physician/Clinical Investigator, Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Manoj Bhasin, PhD, Director of Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Acting Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Ami Bhatt, MD, Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Innovation, Mindfulness Center, Brown University
  • Anne Brewster, MD, Staff Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Rana Chudnofsky, MEd, Director of Resilient Youth Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • Fatima Cody-Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS, Obesity Medicine and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • John Denninger, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Clinical Training, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California at Davis
  • Elizabeth Frates, MD, Director of Medical School Education, Institute for Lifestyle Medicine; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Part-time, Harvard Medical School
  • Gregory Fricchione, MD, Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Mind Body Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Peter Grinspoon, MD, Primary Care Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea Healthcare Center; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Daniel Hall, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Faculty Member, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Aude Henin, PhD, Director, Child Resiliency Programs, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Co-Director, Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • April Hirschberg, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Ronald Hirschberg, MD, Director Consultation Physiatry, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
  • Felipe Jain, MD, Director of Healthy Aging Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Matthew Lee, PhD, Director of Empirical Research, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University
  • Christina Luberto, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Faculty Member, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Anne Lynch, APRN-BC, FNP, Owner, Know More Stress
  • Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT, Director of Mind Body Program for Successful Aging, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI); Director of Yoga Programs, BHI
  • John Matthews, MD, Medical Director, Bulfinch Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Director of Education, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Rachel Millstein, PhD, Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Jacob Mirsky, MD, Staff Physician, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Joyce R. Tedlow Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Uma Naidoo, MD, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc, Director, Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CiPNI), Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Maren Nyer, PhD, Director of Yoga Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP), Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Olivia Okereke, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Kerri Palamara-McGrath, MD, Director, Center for Physician Well-Being, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Elyse Park, PhD, MPH, Director of Behavioral Health Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Giselle Perez, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Laura Lorusso Peterson, Owner, Breatheyougotthis; Certified PART Instructor
  • Shirly Ramchandani, MD, Staff Physician, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Instructor in Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School
  • Helen Riess, MD, Director, Empathy and Relational Science Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School
  • Katherine Rosa, PhD, CNP, FNP-BC, Co-Director, SMART Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • David Rosmarin, MD, Director, Spirituality and Mental Health Program, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Mark Salvatore, MD, Clinical Director, Pediatric Mind Body Medicine Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Services and Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Yogesh Shingala, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Spectrum Behavioral Management Services
  • Ellen Slawsby, PhD, Director of Chronic Pain Services, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine; Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH, Section Chief, General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine
  • Antonia Stephen, MD, Division of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Louisa Sylvia, PhD, Associate Director, Psychology, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Resilient Warrior Program, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program; Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Ahmed Tawakol, MD, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Kathleen Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR, Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center; Immediate Past President, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
  • Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD, Founder and Director, Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Peter Wayne, PhD, Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, Associate Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School