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Erik J Groessl
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California, USA
Dr. Groessl is an Associate Professor in the UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and is a Principal Investigator in the VA San Diego Health Services Research and Development unit. He received his Clinical Psychology PhD in 1999 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program with a specialization in behavioral medicine/ health psychology. He has served as Center Director of the UCSD Health Services Research Center since 1999.
Dr. Groessl conducts research on yoga interventions and measurement and on other topics in integrative medicine. Currently, he is conducting a 4-year VA-funded randomized trial studying the benefits of yoga for veterans with chronic low back pain. He serves as a site-PI on an NIH R01 that will develop a measurement tool for quantifying the various components of yoga interventions. He also recently conducted a pilot study of yoga for sedentary older adults.