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"Over 35 million US adults use mind/body approaches for better health."Herbert Benson, MD
M/BMI Founding President
RESEARCH
The Mind/Body Medical Institute is conducting research that centers on the basic science of the relaxation response as well as its clinical applications. The starting point is what we do know - that mind/body interactions can be measured scientifically; our research will attempt to further understand the 'how' through the investigation of stress, the relaxation response and other mind/body interactions, and belief systems.

Our research includes:

Basic investigations at the molecular, cellular, and tissue-organ levels
Clinical studies in disciplines that include primary care, cardiology, neurology, oncology, surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology
Studies of the behavioral, psychosocial and spiritual dimensions


At this time, the Institute has many different research projects either fully underway, funded for pilot studies or anticipated.

M/BMI research is directed by Herbert Benson, MD and Jefferey Dusek, PhD. Dr. Dusek is an Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the associate research director of the M/BMI. He is project director of a program project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He oversees the day-to-day operations of all projects, interprets study results, and writes research reports and peer-reviewed publications. He currently serves on a study section reviewing R21 proposals for the NCCAM at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and on the Institutional Review Board and the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Scientific Advisory Committee at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
More Information
For more information, contact Ann Wohlhueter at 617.991.0102 X238 or awohlhueter@mbmi.org
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.