Dr. Peter Wayne is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The primary focus of Dr. Wayne’s research is evaluating how mind-body exercises and related integrative medicine therapies can be used to prevent, rehabilitate and manage age-related health conditions. He has served as a principal or co-investigator on more than 25 NIH-funded studies, including clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of Tai Chi exercise for balance disorders, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, and depression. Dr. Wayne has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices. He is author of the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, which received an Award of Excellence in Medical Communication by the American Medical Writers Association.