The 3 Doors Research Group
She is a member of both the 3 Doors and Ligmincha research teams who are studying the impact of longitudinal and short-term meditation programs. Currently she is working on a 3-year longitudinal study measuring Quality of Life, Happiness, and Openness to Sharing for The 3 Doors Academy programs in the United States and Latin America, and is part of the 3 Doors Compassion Project research team.
Alejandro has extensive experience in the area of mind-body practices, both academically and in clinical practice. He has been actively involved in research examining different cancer populations, including past and current studies funded by the National Cancer Institute. His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety and sleep disorders and improve quality of life and cognitive function.
The 3 Doors Compassion Project includes a research component to document the effects of these Tibetan meditation methods on mindfulness, compassion, work burnout, anxiety and depression, quality of relationships, and Quality of Life (QOL). The research is led by Principal Investigator Mike Gawrysiak, Ph.D., Delaware State University and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with the support of The 3 Doors research team: Claire Clark, Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine; Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, and Scott Clearwater, Ph.D.