Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Author, 'Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Wellbeing, Altruism and Inspiration'

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. is a contemplative psychotherapist, stress researcher and meditation instructor who integrates Tibetan contemplative science with current breakthroughs in neuroscience and optimal health. After training in medicine and psychiatry at Harvard and completing a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Columbia, he founded Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, a contemplative learning community that weaves timeless tools of self-healing and interdependence for today’s complex world.

On faculty at the Weill Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine and the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, Dr. Loizzo lectures widely on the role of meditative learning in the future of healthcare, and teaches regular public classes and workshops at his Nalanda Institute, the New York Open Center and Tibet House US. He created the column, “The Science of Enlightenment” for Tricycle Magazine, and recently published "Nagarjuna’s Reason Sixty with Chandrakirti’s Commentary," a translation study of contemplative self-healing in Buddhism. He is lead author of three articles in Longevity, Regeneration and Optimal Health, a special volume of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published in 2009, based on a dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Western doctors. His latest book, "Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Wellbeing, Altruism and Inspiration," will be forthcoming from Routledge Press in April 2012.

See the author’s essays in two books: "Longevity, Regeneration & Optimal Health: Eastern and Western Perspectives" (Bushell, W., Olivo, E. & Theise, N. Eds., New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2009) and "As Long as Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama" (Arnold, E., Ed., Ithaca: Snow Lion Press, 2009).

Dr. Loizzo has a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife, Gerardine, and their sons Maitreya and Ananda.