Mount Madonna Institute Research Center

Research Symposium 2021

Mount Madonna Research Center hosted two successful research symposiums on Yoga, Āyurveda and integrative sciences, in 2018 and 2019. The symposiums brought together a diverse group of community members including healthcare professionals, research scientists, physicians, integrative/holistic wellness practitioners and Ayurveda students. The symposia provided opportunities for healthcare professionals, research scientists, medical physicians, integrative/holistic wellness practitioners and Ayurveda students to exchange ideas and initiate collaborations.


MMI Research Center will support and conduct basic and clinical research on Āyurveda and Yoga with an emphasis on their application to the health and well being of individuals and communities, in partnership with academic institutes, research centers, integrative medicine centers, and those in private practice, both in the USA and internationally.

  • Facilitate research on the application of Āyurveda and Yoga to promote health and well being for individuals and communities
  • Develop partnership with universities and preventive medicine research institutes for basic and clinical research projects in Āyurveda and Yoga
  • Facilitate collaborative international projects between Āyurvedic Universities in the East and Integrative Medicine Centers in the United States
  • Facilitate collaborations between Āyurveda and Yoga practitioners and biomedical researchers
  • Facilitate collaborative projects between Yoga centers and departments, and Psychology and Community Studies departments
  • Sponsor Masters and Doctoral level research in Āyurveda, Yoga, and Community Studies
  • Organize research symposiums
  • Contribute to the preservation of the ancient knowledge in Yoga and Āyurveda

Scientific Advisory Committee

Professor Ram Harsh Singh, Ph.D. Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
Emeritus Professor
Banaras Hindu University
Banaras, India

Bhushan Patwardhan, Ph.D., FAMS
Vice Chairman
University Grants Commission
New Delhi, India

Anand Dhruva, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA

Diana I. Lurie, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuropharmacology
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Sudha Prathikanti, MD
Integrative Psychiatrist
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Paul Mills, PhD
Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
San Diego, CA

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Contact for Inquiries about Collaboration

ShraddhaShraddha Ravani, Director MMI Research Center (510) 334-6181