Tobia Esch, MD – director, Institute for Integrative Health Care and chair, Integrative Health Care, Health Promotion, and full professor of medicine, Faculty of Health/School of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University (UWH), Germany. He is founder and first director of the University Clinic for Integrative Health Care at Witten/Herdecke University. Dr. Esch has served as deputy editor-in-chief, Medical Science Monitor Basic Research, and as associate editor, Complementary Medicine Research.
Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS - a nutrition scientist and nutritional immunology researcher, is bringing integrative nutrition and immunity together through clinical/translational research. She is assistant professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University (GW). Dr. Frame also is GW’s program director, Integrative Medicine Programs, executive director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health and associate director, Resilience & Well-being Center.
Erik Groessl, PhD – professor at the Herbert Wertheim School Public Health at the University of California San Diego and director of the UCSD Health Services Research Center (HSRC). He is also a principal investigator at the VA San Diego Medical Center. His NIH and VA-funded research primarily focuses on the benefits of yoga interventions in chronic pain populations, military personnel and veterans, and in older adults.
Christina Luberto, PhD –a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, she works in the Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research Program and Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance. Her research and clinical work focus on integrating mindfulness training with cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat emotional and behavioral problems in people with cardiovascular disease.