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Keynote Speakers

Elissa Epel, PhD

Dr. Elissa Epel is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. Her research aims to elucidate mechanisms of healthy aging and to apply this basic science to scalable interventions that can reach vulnerable populations. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center and the Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST), and Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community.  Read more

Laura Kubzansky, PhD

Dr. Laura Kubzansky is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, co-director of the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, and director of the Society and Health Laboratory at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also serves as co-director of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program. Dr. Kubzansky received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan, and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology, as well as obtained her master of public health, from the Harvard Chan School. Dr. Kubzansky has published extensively on the role of psychological and social factors in health, with a focus on the effects of stress and emotion on heart disease. Read more

Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD

Rhonda V. Magee is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and an internationally recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law and social change work. A prolific author, she draws on law and legal history to weave storytelling, poetry, analysis and practices into inspiration for changing how we think, act and live better together in a rapidly changing world. Read more

Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD

Tyler J. VanderWeele is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Human Flourishing Program and Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance, and biostatistics. His methodological research is focused on theory and methods for distinguishing between association and causation in the biomedical and social sciences and, more recently, on psychosocial measurement theory. Read more

Distinguished Faculty

  • Margaret Baim, MS, NP, Director, Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • 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
  • Juna Bobby, MD, DipABLM, SMART Certified Healthcare Practitioner; Faculty, Juilliard School, NYC; Lead, Teen Lifestyle Medicine Initiative; Resilience Coach, Valissima Institute; Teacher & B2B Speaker for Insight Timer App; Host, MindBodySpace Podcast
  • Anne Brewster, MD, Staff Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Barbara Canada, MBA, Administrative Director, Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere Health Center
  • Karmel Choi, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Center for Precision Psychiatry and the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Research Advisor, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Rana Chudnofsky, MEd, Director of Resilient Youth Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • Amy Comander, MD, Medical Director, Mass General Cancer Center-Waltham; Director, Breast Oncology Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Instructor in 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
  • Maurizio Fava, MD, Psychiatrist in Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH Research Institute; Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research, Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Meghan Feldpausch, NP, Nurse practitioner, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 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
  • Michelle Friedberg, MS, GNP-BC, NP-C, SMART Certified Healthcare Practitioner; Owner, Mindful H.E.A.R.T.
  • Barry Friedman, Owner, Finding Balance Tai Chi
  • Chin Ho Fung, MD, Staff Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere Health Center; Instructor in Medicine, 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; Assistant Professor 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
  • Felipe Jain, MD, Director of Healthy Aging Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Sandra Johnson, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, Manager, Oncology Social Work, Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Franklin King, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Tom Klisiewicz, CPLP, Certified PART Instructor
  • Matthew H. Kowalski, DC, Staff Chiropractor, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Sara Lazar, PhD, Associate Researcher in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • L. Elizabeth "Liz" Lincoln, MD, Staff Physician, Benson-Henry Institute; Instructor in Medicine, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School
  • Jay Luthar, MD, Staff Physician, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • 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
  • Uma Naidoo, MD, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in 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; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Michael Pease, MS, MPPA, CPT, Health Promotion Specialist, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Giselle Perez, PhD, Director, Mind-Body Resiliency Clinical Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center; Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Service, MGH
  • 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
  • Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC, Co-Director, SMART Program, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
  • Pedro Gomes Rosa, MD, PhD, SMART Certified Healthcare Clinician; Psychiatrist, Department and Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo Medical School
  • David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, 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
  • Aneeta Saxena, MD, Staff neurologist, Boston Medical Center; Instructor in Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ahmed Tawakol, MD, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Lara Traeger, PhD, Associate Director, Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Clinical Research; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD, Founder and Director, Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Bindu Vyas, PhD, Certified PART Instructor; Director, Indian Circle for Caring, USA Inc.
  • Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Director of Mind-Body Research and Director of the HMS Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Albert Yeung, MD, Associate Director, Depression and Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School