Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

 

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has been conducting research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health since 2001.  He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for insomnia, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress and a yoga program in public schools to determine benefits in mental health in adolescents. Dr. Khalsa actively works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga therapy and collaborates with yoga researchers internationally.  He has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine and is chief editor of an upcoming medical textbook on yoga therapy.