Peter J. Bayley

Peter J. Bayley, PhD, is director of research at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at VA Palo Alto, and associate professor (affiliated) in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. He conducts research on managing chronic illness. His recent work focuses on integrative approaches to health. He has recently completed a DoD-funded study of yoga for pain management and is currently conducting a VA-funded study on the effects of a breathing-based meditation intervention, Sudarshan Kriya yoga, on post-traumatic stress Disorder. He has published studies of yoga, including the first evaluation of a clinical telehealth yoga program for treating chronic disease. Peter studies the effects of yoga through autonomic variables, evoked potentials, actigraphy, and fMRI. He is also an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga.