Rita Benn, Ph.D., NIH advisor

Rita Benn, Ph.D., director of the Education Department of the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan, research investigator in the Department of Family Medicine and a research scientist with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University. Dr. Benn has served as a scientific reviewer for panels convened by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

“If the Transcendental Meditation program has the capacity to facilitate students’ feeling better about themselves, it has huge implications for other areas of their lives. It may prevent mental health difficulties—and it may reduce the likelihood of the need for medication.”