Dr. Birdee is an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of Research at the Center for Integrative Health, mind-body researcher, and yoga teacher. His interests include clinical application of mind-body practices including yoga, tai chi, meditation, and martial arts. He completed an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. After residency, he was a fellow in the Integrative Medicine Research and Faculty Development Fellowship at Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School. He received a Masters of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He has completed 500 hour yoga teacher training program with Krishnamaycarya Healing and Yoga Foundation in Chennai, India, and Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Birdee’s yoga teaching emphasizes individualized practice to improve the health and wellness of students. His research focuses on the translation, evaluation, and potential mechanisms of mind-body techniques for patients with chronic disease and health prevention. He practices Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.