Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. A licensed psychologist and a Harvard-trained cell biologist, Joan synthesizes cutting edge science with deep humanity. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Author of 17 books including her groundbreaking work, the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and numerous audio and video programs for meditation and stress management, Joan’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, on Public Television, and on many websites. Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility plus her lively sense of humor make her one the most popular and sought-after speakers in the fields of health, healing, and spirituality.
Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from Harvard Medical School and completed her post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. But after the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself, completing two more postdoctoral fellowships in the new fields of behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology. Her latest project – SyNAPSE – integrates science, nutrition, awareness training, positive psychology, spirituality and epigenetics in a personalized approach to self-caring. President of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC, Joan lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband, Gordon Dveirin and their two noble standard poodles, Mitzi and Milo.