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The major focus of my research interest lies in the field of Mind-Body Medicine. Specifically, I am interested in the evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and basic psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the practice of yoga and meditation techniques. These behavioral techniques include specific manipulations of respiratory frequency and tidal volume, maintenance of body postures and stretching exercises, and meditation, which involves relaxed control of attention in a manner that precludes ruminative thought.

Specific areas of interest include the evaluation of the benefits of yoga practice in the public school settings, and efficacy studies of yoga for insomnia, chronic stress, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.