Maren Nyer, PhD is the Director of Yoga Studies at a major research program focused on depression at Massachusetts General Hospital.  In addition, she is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nyer is the Principal Investigator on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health: a pilot trial of Bikram Yoga for the treatment of depression. Dr. Nyer has published more than 16 peer-reviewed articles, in numerous journals including Depression and Anxiety, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.