Julie and Daniel ICIMH poster
Poster Presentation at The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) 2016
We conduct research in mind-body medicine and yoga. We also offer consulting on research projects.

Current Projects

A study on a mind-body medicine curriculum for high school peer-counselors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (where school shooting occurred in 2018)

A review article on the use of Complementary and Integrative Health Interventions (CIH) for insomnia in Veterans and military populations (to be published in Psychological Reports 2021)

Past 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

Study on the effect of mind-body skills groups for depression in adolescents at Eskenazi Primary Care Clinics (Indianapolis)

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.


Latest Published Studies

Staples JK, Gordon JS, Hamilton M, Uddo M. Mind-body skills groups for the treatment of war-traumatized Veterans: a randomized controlled study. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 5]. Psychol Trauma. 2020;10.1037/tra0000559

Aalsma MC, Jones LD, Staples JK, Garabrant JM, Gordon JS, Richtsmeier Cyr L, Salgado EF, Salyers, MP. Mind-body skills groups for adolescents with depression in primary care: a pilot study. J Pediatr Health Care, 2020; 34(5):462-469.

Cunningham LD, Aalsma MC, Salgado EF, Garabrant JM, Staples JK, Gordon JS, Salyers, MP. (2021). Do adolescents consider mind-body skills groups an acceptable treatment for depression: A pilot study. BMC Pediatrics. 2021; 21(1): 475

Staples JK, Gibson C, Uddo M. Complementary and integrative health interventions for insomnia in veterans and military populations. Psychol Rep, 2021; in press.