Pranic Healing Research Institute Team

Glenn Mendoza, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Director is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and practicing Neonatologist in New York state. He was the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for twenty years and was recognized as one of the top doctors in the United States and received many awards for medical achievement. Dr. Mendoza is the President of The Center for Pranic Healing and oversees Pranic Healing at the international level and teaches Pranic Healing courses throughout U.S. (East Coast), Puerto Rico and Mongolia. He has taught Pranic Healing for over twenty years and is one of only eight Master Pranic Healers in the world, personally trained by the founder of Pranic Healing.

Marianne Chung, MPH, Administrator, has more than fifteen years of experience working with community based organizations and coalitions to expand access to health care, improve quality of care and increase investments in community strategies. She supports various programs at The Center for Pranic Healing including the Pranic Healer Certification program and Pranic Healing Research Institute. She is also a Level 1 Pranic Healing instructor in the Washington, DC area.

Jason Yuan, ND LAc, Research and Engagement Fellow is a Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who has over 10-years experience biofield therapies. As the current Research and Engagement Fellow, Jason manages PHRI’s communication and relationship with professional communities, research organizations, and academic institutions. The primary objective is to integrate Pranic Healing research into mainstream science and establish PHRI as a high-quality research organization.

Helen Salisbury, PhD, Grants Manager is a Healthcare Researcher, Statistician, and Psychologist. Dr. Salisbury worked as an Assistant Professor at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences where she taught applied research to doctoral students and served as their capstone professor and supervisor. She also served as the ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies Faculty Council Chair, as a member of the University Faculty Senate, and as an IRB member for the AZ campus. Prior to ATSU, Dr. Salisbury served on the research faculty for an online university reviewing research design, analysis, and editing for doctoral dissertations across disciplines. She was previously the Research Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in Clinical Neurobiology and Bioengineering Research, and the Research Coordinator and a Scientific Review Committee member for Trauma and General Surgery at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. Dr. Salisbury has authored numerous journal publications, posters, and grants.

Scientific Advisory Board

Jason Calva, PhD, LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and a Certified Pranic Healing Instructor. He practices within the Integrative Medicine and Health Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Calva received his PhD from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Tianjin, China. His doctoral thesis was on Pranic Acupuncture, the integration of Pranic Healing with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Susan A. Rotenberg, PhD: Susan A. Rotenberg is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Queens College of The City University of New York. As a full-time faculty member for over 30 years, she has conducted federally funded research on the molecular basis of disease and has co-authored almost 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her formal training includes a PhD in Chemistry from Brown University and post-doctoral research at The Rockefeller University and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Her expertise lies in dissecting signaling pathways that promote cancer-related properties in human cultured cells. She has served on grant peer-review panels for NIH, The U.S Army Medical Research Command, Cancer UK, and The Sloan Foundation. She began her training in Pranic Healing in 2020 and recently adopted a regular Arhatic practice. She and Master Glenn have initiated laboratory-based research that seeks to establish a scientific basis for pranic energy by measuring its effects on human breast cells.

Krupa Sivamurthy, MD, DNB, received her MD from MS Ramaiah Medical College, India, and completed her Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia. She is a senior pharmaceutical professional, with more than a decade of experience in Medical Affairs. Dr. Sivamurthy trained as a Registrar at Christian Medical College, Vellore, one of the premier institutions for Clinical Hematology in South-East Asia, and later pursued a residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She then joined Pfizer Rare Disease as Global Medical Director where she was in charge of Global Medical Affairs for Hematology, and now has joined CSL Behring as Therapeutic Area Medical Lead, where she is responsible for creating and overseeing execution of Medical Affairs strategy, including publications, congress presence, and physician and patient engagement. Dr. Sivamurthy has been practicing Pranic Healing since 2004, and has been teaching Basic Pranic Healing in Pennsylvania and Delaware since 2015.

Valerie Davis, M.D. is a physician with a private practice in medical and surgical dermatology in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She has integrated Pranic Healing into daily use on patients in the medical practice.

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