Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Program Director

Joan is trained as a medical scientist and is also a licensed psychologist. She received her doctorate from the Harvard Medical School where she also completed post-doctoral fellowships in cancer cell biology, behavioral medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology.

She was the co-founder and former director of the Mind/Body clinical programs at the Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a former Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.

Author of 12 books on mind/body medicine, spirituality and women's issues, her column, Staying Centered, appears monthly in Prevention magazine. Dr. Borysenko’s lifelong interest in spirituality, comparative religion and mysticism continues to inform her teaching and writing. You can learn more about her at






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