Scientific Review Committee, Co-Chair
Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Peter Wayne is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is the Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine jointly based HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The primary focus of Dr. Wayne’s research is evaluating how mind-body and related complementary and alternative medicine practices clinically impact 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 20 NIH-funded studies. He has been involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of Tai Chi exercise for balance disorders, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, and depression, and trials evaluating acupuncture for stroke-related paralysis, hypertension, endometriosis, and chemoradiation-related immune and swallowing side effects in cancer patients. Dr. Wayne has more than 35 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices.