Since 2001 Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health. He has also practiced a yoga lifestyle since 1971 and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for insomnia, addiction, back pain, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress and a yoga program in public schools to determine benefits in mental health in adolescents. Dr. Khalsa actively works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga therapy. He also teaches an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine and is the author of the Harvard Medical School Guide ebook Your Brain on Yoga.