Dr. Marc Halpern, Founder President California College of Ayurveda, CA

Dr. Marc Halpern, D.C.,C.A.S.,P.K.S., (Ayurvedacharya) is one of the pioneers of Ayurveda in the West and is considered to be a pre-eminent practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda in the United States. He is one of the few Westerners ever recognized in both the United States and in India as an authority on the subject of Ayurveda Medicine and was awarded the All India Award for Best Ayurvedic Physician.

Dr. Richard Fletcher, MIT D-Lab, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Rich Fletcher leads the mobile technology lab, develops a variety of mobile sensors, analytic tools, and diagnostic algorithms to study issues in global health and behaviour medicine. Rich has done field work in over a dozen developing countries and currently leads several research efforts in the area of global health, agriculture, environmental monitoring, behaviour medicine, and Mental Health. Rich has worked for over 20 years in the field of wireless sensors and RFID, including 5 years with the US Air Force and 15 years at the MIT Media Lab, producing over a dozen US patents and several spin-off companies. In the field of medicine, Rich Fletcher currently leads several research studies funded by NIH, the Billand melind Gates Foundation, USAID, Vodafone and the Tata Trust.

Dr. Bhusan Pattawardhan, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune, India

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan brings over 30 year experience in research and development in the area of evidence based Ayurveda, ethnopharmacology, drug discovery & development and integrative medicine. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He is present Chairman of Academic Planning and Development Committee of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research. He was invited as temporary consultant to Commission on Intellectual Property Innovation and Public Health of the World Health Organization Geneva.

Dr. Dinesh Patel Co-Chair – Mass General Hospital, MA

Former Chairman of Board of Registration in Medicine, State of Massachusetts, Former Board of Director Federation of state Medical Board, Associate Clinical Professor Harvard Medical School and Ortho surgeon at MGH, Chief, Arthroscopic Surgery Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Dinesh Patel is the Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. H. R Nagendra – Co-Chair – S-VYASA, Bengaluru, India

Chairman, International Day of Yoga Experts Committee, Chairman of Task force of AYUSH Chairman of SAC of CCRYN, Govt of India, Ministry of AYUSH. Dr. Nagendra is now the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore (S-VYASA) Deemed University. He has published 30 Research Papers in Engineering; authored and collected 110 papers on Yoga and co-authored 35 books on Yoga. He has guided nearly 20 PhD students.