We conduct research in mind-body medicine and yoga. We also offer consulting on research projects.
A study approved by Georgetown University on the Integrative Trauma Recovery Program
Study in Gaza boys schools on the effect of mind-body skills groups on behavior and aggression
Member of the peer review panel for The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
A National Institutes of Health funded project for a mindful eating intervention with overweight adolescents through the Oregon Research Institute.
A Department of Defense funded study on mind-body skills groups for posttraumatic stress with Veterans through the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
Three studies on the effects of mind-body skills groups on PTSD in children, adolescents and adults in Gaza.
Two studies on the effects of mind-body skills groups on PTSD in adolescents in Kosovo.
Member of the Scientific Review Committee for The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) 2016 meeting.
Latest Published Studies
Gordon JS, Staples JK, He DY, Abde Atti JA. Mind-body skills groups for posttraumatic stress disorder in Palestinian adults in Gaza. Traumatology. 2016: 22(3) 155-164.Link to abstract
Dalen J, Brody JL, Staples JK, Sedillo, D. A conceptual framework for the expansion of behavioral interventions for youth obesity: A family-based mindful eating approach. Child Obes. 2015: 11(5): 577-84. Link to abstract
Staples JK, Hamilton MF, Uddo M. A yoga program for the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in Veterans. Military Medicine. 2013: 178(8): 854-60. Link to download published study
Staples JK, Abdel Atti JA, Gordon JS. Mind-body skills groups for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms in Palestinian children and adolescents in Gaza. International Journal of Stress Management. 2011; 18(3): 246-262. Link to Abstract
Staples JK, Mintie D, Khalsa SBS, Evaluation of a Combined Yoga and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. June 2016. 22(6): A94. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.29003.abstracts. (International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, May 17th -20th, 2016, Las Vegas NV) Link to Abstracts
Reale J, Staples JK, Knoefel J, Herman C. Improving memory, attention, and executive function in older adults with yoga therapy. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2013; 23(1): 46. (Symposium on Yoga Research, June 11-13, 2013 Boston, MA).