Joseph (Joe) Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist, clinical researcher and meditation scholar-teacher who integrates neuroscience with contemplative practice to help people cultivate personal well-being, interpersonal compassion, and transformational leadership. Assistant Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College and founder of the educational non-profit Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, he has published dozens of chapters and articles on the benefits and mechanisms of meditation in peer-reviewed publications such as The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. His books include Boundless Leadership, Sustainable Happiness and Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy. In addition to offering frequent classes and workshops internationally through his Nalanda Institute, Dr. Loizzo works individually with leaders in business, healthcare and education in his private consulting practice in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife, Gerardine, and their sons Maitreya and Ananda.
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