Adam Burke holds degrees in social psychology and health education from UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and is a California licensed acupuncturist. Research activities include curricular innovation in the areas of holistic health education, inquiries into meditation and imagery, and cross-cultural studies of traditional medicine. Publications include Self Hypnosis (Crossing Press, 2004), Learning Life (Rainor Media, 2015) and numerous articles on traditional East Asian medicine. NIH funded research includes an international collaborative study of yoga in Bangalore, India. He has served on the American Public Health Association (APHA) Governing Council, and was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Acupuncture Board. In 2010 he was appointed to the Advisory Council of the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Prior to his work at SFSU, Burke taught at UC Santa Cruz and was the principal of Adam Burke Consulting, offering training in meditation and mind-body skills internationally.