Co-host, ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show "The Doctors;" Senior medical contributor for ABC’s "Good Morning America" and "World News with David Muir"
Anchor, ABC’s 20/20
Comedian and Actor Connecting via Skype
Founder, Board Chair, and President, Peter G. Dodge Foundation
President, The Recovery Coach NY
"It's not about treating the 'addict.' It's about treating individuals with the disease of addiction."
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College; New York Times science columnist
Senior Research Scientist
Friends Research Institute
Board Chair, Freedom Institute
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School; Medical Researcher; Author, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation (May 2016)
TM is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy or lifestyle. Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide over the past 40 years. This includes research funded by more than $30 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and US Department of Defense. Research shows:
A comparison of the results of several statistical meta-analyses indicate that the TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION technique produces significantly larger reductions in tobacco, alcohol, and non-prescribed drug use than standard substance abuse treatments and standard prevention programs. Whereas the effects of conventional programs typically fall off rapidly within three months, effects of the TM technique increase over time. References: 1. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11 (1994): 13–87. 2. Cardiology Research and Practice (2011): 1-8.