Julie Staples, PhD

Julie Staples, PhD Research Director Taos, NM, USA

Julie K. Staples, Ph.D is the Research Director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. She has conducted all of the Center’s research on the effects of Mind-Body Skills Groups with traumatized populations worldwide for over 20 years. She has led studies in Kosovo, Gaza, Haiti, and Jordon with civilian adults, teenagers, and children. She has also conducted a Department of Defense-funded study with Veterans in partnership with the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System. She is currently working on two studies with US adolescents. The first is with traumatized high school students in the Broward County Public Schools in Florida. The second is with teenagers with depression in partnership with the Eskenazi Health system in Indianapolis. Dr. Staples is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University where she teaches in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program.

She is also a certified Kundalini yoga teacher. Her self-help book Reclaiming Life after Trauma teaches Kundalini yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy tools to heal trauma symptoms.