Peter Wayne, PhD
Dr. Peter Wayne is an instructor in medicine and director of Tai Chi Research Programs in the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies. He is also an adjunct faculty assistant professor at the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, a clinical instructor in family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a research faculty member at NESA. Peter received his PhD in Biology from Harvard University, where he spent 15 years conducting research in evolutionary biology. He served as the founding director of the Oriental medicine research program at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) from 2000 to 2006, and currently serves as the principal investigator of the NCCAM/NIH-funded Developmental Center for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine program jointly awarded to NESA and HMS.
Peter has substantial experience and skills in the design and management of CAM trials, and is currently the principal or co-investigator of a number of NCCAM-funded trials evaluating Tai Chi and acupuncture. He regularly serves as reviewer of NCCAM grants, and is a board member of the Society for Acupuncture Research. Dr. Wayne has 30 years of training experience in the Oriental arts of Tai Chi and Qigong, is a nationally recognized teacher of these practices, and is the director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center in the Boston Area.