IONS Director of Research
Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is a scientist at IONS and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University. She is a naturopathic physician and clinician researcher. Dr. Wahbeh has published and lectured internationally on complementary, alternative, and mind-body medicine and on stress and posttraumatic stress disorder, especially on how these influence our physiology and affect health and healing. Her VET-MIND study, funded by NIH, examined the mechanisms of meditation for combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Wahbeh’s research interests at IONS include healing stress and trauma, examining mechanisms of mind-body medicine, and rigorously studying channeling phenomena.