Dr. Jain obtained her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. degree from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a research focus in psychoneuroimmunology. She conducted her clinical residency at the La Jolla VA Hospital/UC San Diego, and her post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research. While a graduate student, Dr. Jain received NIH funding and conducted the first-ever clinical trial at UC San Diego on hands-on-healing in cancer survivors, the results of which are published in the prestigious journal Cancer, widely read by oncologists.
Currently, in addition to her running CHI, Dr. Jain is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and an active member of UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine’s Research Committee for the past 5 years. Dr. Jain has published extensively in the areas of psychoneuroimmunology and well-being, integrative medicine, and healing, and has received numerous awards from scientific societies including the American Psychosomatic Society, the American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, and other societies for her work. Dr. Jain’s published research in healing has been featured in TIME magazine and CNN, as well as other radio and media. She has a passion for sharing the science of healing, and regularly speaks on topics surrounding healing and well-being, in diverse venues including NATO, TEDx, and major universities and medical centers, health-related conferences and corporations. She also contributes as an author on these topics in online blogs for Huffington Post, The Times of India, and Fulfillment Daily. Dr. Jain serves on the Board of Directors for Greenheart International, the Board of Advisors for Metta Labs, and is a Steering Committee Member for NEXUS Invest in Yourself. Dr. Jain’s scientific publications, example talks, speaking schedule, blogs and more can be found at www.shaminijain.com.