Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Research

Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH

Dr. Yeh is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research program is based in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she serves as the Division’s Director of Mind-Body Research, and Director of the HMS Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (NIH T32 postdoctoral training fellowship).

Dr. Yeh’s primary research focus is efficacy and mechanism of mind-body exercise in complex chronic illness. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of mind-body research, including tai chi, yoga, and meditation. She is principal investigator or co-investigator on a number of NIH-funded studies investigating mind-body exercise, including two R01’s investigating tai chi and meditative breathing in patients with COPD.

Dr. Yeh has experience in the design and conduct of mind-body clinical trials, and expertise in mind-body intervention development and adaptation for chronic disease. Her research has investigated physiological, psychosocial, and behavioral outcomes such as exercise capacity, cardiorespiratory efficiency, physical activity, quality of life, mood, and self-efficacy.

Dr. Yeh is actively involved in teaching and training. She serves as academic and research mentor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows and as clinical faculty preceptor to medical residents in the Department of Medicine. She is also a primary care physician at BIDMC Healthcare Associates. Nationally, Dr. Yeh is an active member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and serves as a member of the NIH National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.

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