Assistant Professor, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University
Dr. Daubenmier is Assistant Professor in the Holistic Health Studies program in the Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. She has conducted research in the field of integrative medicine for the past 15 years. Her primary interest has been to understand the impact of mind-body practices including meditation and yoga on health outcomes among individuals with chronic diseases. Her NIH-funded research focuses on the development and evaluation of mindfulness-based lifestyle interventions to improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity. More recently, she is interested in traditional Asian medical approaches to holistic health. In 2015, she was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award to study Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist approaches to mind-body health in India. She is now teaching courses on Eastern health perspectives and Tibetan medical and meditation approaches to health to undergraduate students at San Francisco State University.