Peter Wayne, PhD is the Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine in the Field of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and serves as the Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a researcher and practitioner in the field of integrative medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Wayne’s research is evaluating how mind-body and related integrative medicine practices clinically impact aging and chronic health conditions, and understanding the physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying observed therapeutic effects. He has served as a principal or co-investigator on more than 25 NIH-funded studies. His research has evaluated the impact of therapies such as Tai Chi, acupuncture and chiropractic on diverse medical issues including balance disorders, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, cancer, back and neck pain, migraine headaches and healthy aging. Dr. Wayne has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices. He is author of the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, which received an Award of Excellence in Medical Communication by the American Medical Writers Association.
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