Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention Faculty & Staff    

Robert Schneider, M.D., FACC, FABMR

email: rschneider@mum.edu

Director, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention • Dean, Maharishi College of Perfect Health • Chair, Department of Physiology and Health • Professor, Physiology and Health • Co-Director, PhD Program in Physiology

Dr. Schneider is a physician researcher specializing in the field of natural medicine. For more than a decade, he and his collaborators have examined the efficacy of Maharishi Ayurveda and the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, especially hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Schneider is one of the founding faculty of the Department of Physiology and Health, and a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on natural medicine.

 


Sanford Nidich, Ed.D.

email: snidich@mum.edu

Professor, Physiology and Health • Professor, Education • Associate Director, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention

Since 1972, Dr. Nidich has conducted research on the effects of Maharishi Ayurveda on hypertension, self-actualization, drug abuse, and aging factors. He is co-investigator on several major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants supporting study of Maharishi Ayurveda and cardiovascular disease.

 


Carolyn King, PhD

email: cking@mum.edu

Senior Researcher, Maharishi University of Management Research Institute • Professor, Department of Physiology and Health, Maharishi University of Management

Dr. King conducted the first federally funded research projects involving the TM technique and is actively involved in research on the effects of TM on health. She has a BA in Sociology from Southern Arkansas University, and an MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

 


Maxwell Rainforth, PhD

email: rainforth@mum.edu

Assistant Professor, Physiology and Health • Assistant Professor, Statistics

In addition to his PhD in Psychology, Dr. Rainforth holds an MS in Mathematics and an MA in Education. His work in Statistics has received support with grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Retirement Research Foundation. Before coming to the United States, he was a senior systems analyst in his native country of New Zealand.

 


John W. Salerno, PhD

email: jsalerno@mum.edu

Assistant Director, Institute for Natural Medicine & Prevention • Research Assistant • Professor Physiology and Health

 


Institute for Natural Medicine & Prevention Staff    

Carol Jarvis

Administrator 
e-mail: cjarvis@mum.edu
Phone: 641-472-4600 ext. 107

 


Laura Alcorn


Data Manager
e-mail: lalcorn@mum.edu
Phone: 641-472-4600 ext. 101

 


Linda Heaton

 

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs 
e-mail: grantadm@mum.edu
Phone: 641-472-4600 ext. 119


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