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Center Affiliates


Dr. Sophia Town

Visiting Research Scholar,

Fordham Gabelli School of Business

Expertise: Mindful Leadership

Dr. Edward T. Creagan

Professor of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,

John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Palliative Care Consultant,

Past President, Mayo Clinic Faculty, Distinguished Clinician Mayo Clinic

Expertise: Mindfulness and Medicine

Chelsea Sage Gaberdiel

 Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Discipline of Study: Mindfulness and the Law

Wayne M. Tormala

Bureau Chief, Arizona Department of Health Services, Adjunct Faculty,

University of Arizona - College of Public Health

Expertise: Teaches Mindfulness in Public Health Practice, leadership across a range of population health arenas, including tobacco control, chronic disease (cardiovascular, cancer, pulmonary, stroke, diabetes, asthma, HIV prevention), healthy aging (falls prevention, Alzheimer’s Disease), men’s health, worksite wellness, chronic pain, health disparities/equity, chronic pain, opioid/substance misuse, suicide, and injury & violence prevention