About The Webinar
Can a simple, evidence-based meditation technique provide a viable therapy for individuals living with HIV to overcome toxic stress, improve health, and markedly raise their quality of life? More than 40 years of scientific research, published in top medical journals, has documented significant benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique to mind, body, and behavior, including recent research showing the positive impacts on individuals living with HIV.
Thomas Roth is the Director of the David Lynch Foundation HIV Wellness Initiative, pioneering the use of Transcendental Meditation as an evidence-based alternative therapy for improving the lives of men and women living with HIV. In addition to his role with the Foundation, Tom serves as President and Founder of Community Marketing, Inc., which he launched in 1992.
Jeffrey Leiphart, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Leiphart serves as the Senior Director of Programs and Services for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. As such, he is responsible for HIV prevention and care programs and services at the foundation. His area of specialty is health psychology, particularly program design and evaluation for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
Sumedha Chhatre, Ph.D.
Dr. Chhatre is a health services researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. She has been involved in a number of health services research projects ranging from mental health, cancer, aging and HIV. She is the principal investigator and collaborating investigator on several federally funded grants and has published more than 25 peer reviewed articles.
David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including the Transcendental Meditation program, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and victims of domestic violence.
In Partnership with San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) confronts HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, the Foundation's mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco because it refuses to accept HIV as inevitable.