MISSION: TO ALLEVIATE SUFFERING AND IMPROVE WELL-BEING THROUGH RIGOROUS INVESTIGATION OF BODY, MIND, AND BRAIN INTERACTIONS

Dr. Vago is Director of the Contemplative Neurosciences and Mind-Body Research Laboratory. He operates through a collaborative team-science approach that aims to best understand the mechanisms by which integrative health practices improve self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence. Find out more about Dr. Vago and his collaborators


You are a leader in Healthcare, Education, or a Psychedelic Start-up with interests in wellness for your community. How do you know the Mind and Body interventions you are delivering are effective? Dr. Vago and Aware Labs provide the scientific expertise and a comprehensive set of analytical and validation tools that are a fully integrated flexible platform for tracking health outcomes across cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions using the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience and neuroendocrine science. Contact Dr. Vago for a free discovery session how he and his network of top scientists and medical centers can assist you.


APPROACH

BASIC SCIENCE

Testing and refining neurobiologically-informed systems-based models and associated mechanisms by which integrative mind-body health practices function to reduce clinical symptoms, improve well being, and cultivate a healthy mind and body across the lifespan

CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

The translation of rigorous basic science research into a holistic approach to patient care. This involves identifying and targeting select populations that can benefit from mindfulness-based and integrative medicine interventions through dismantling studies, pragmatic trials and randomized controlled clinical studies across patient populations, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally to test for safety, effectiveness, and optimization

INNOVATION/TECHNOLOGY

Leveraging biosensor and stimulation technology in order to optimize contemporary tools for innovative delivery of integrative medicine via collaboration with hardware and software engineering, data and computational sciences

CONTRACT RESEARCH & CONSULTING

Building evidence-based content, validation tools for self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence through partnerships with non-for-profit organizations and industry

EDUCATION, OUTREACH, & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Training and optimization of mindfulness-based,  and other integrative mind-body health interventions through interdisciplinary collaborations with the humanities, physical and natural sciences, behavioral and social sciences. Group settings, one-on-one, or mobile app delivery formats are being rigorously tested to fit the most appropriate select populations and improve patient-centered, individualized approaches to treatment. Extending education and  outreach within the Vanderbilt University, greater Nashville community, and the public domain, the CNIM lab communicates evidence-based curriculum development, online platforms, and other initiatives intended to help disseminate and communicate research findings from the field of integrative medicine to the community with an interest in mind-body-brain health and wellness

Dr. Vago’s TEDx Talk – Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness


Dr. Vago presents research from the contemplative neurosciences to some of the greatest spiritual teachers – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and Sadhguru

DR. VAGO’S RESEARCH IS SUPPORTED BY GENEROUS PHILANTHROPIC DONATIONS AND GRANTS FROM: