Marie Sizemore presents research on yoga practice and wins award

Examining yoga practice and perceived barriers to yoga in a sample of SMM LWH



October 16, 2023

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Dr. Marie Sizemore, core faculty member at IFH’s Center for Population Behavioral Health and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, recently presented research on yoga practice.

The poster presentation, titled “Examining yoga practice and perceived barriers to yoga in a sample of SMM LWH,” was delivered at the 13th annual Symposium on Yoga Research hosted by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in Massachusetts.

The research poster won the “Swami Kuvalyananda Research Abstract Award in Recognition of Excellence and Innovation in Yoga Research.” The research was coauthored by Shannon Gray, Hannah Park and Brett Millar of IFH’s Center for Population Behavioral Health; Judy Moskowitz of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; H. Jonathon Rendina of George Washington University’s Department of Epidemiology and Whitman-Walker Health’s Research, Policy, and Education Institute; Adam Carrico of University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine; and Jonathan Avery of Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Addiction Psychiatry.

The Symposium on Yoga Research is the West’s foremost academic yoga research conference, showcasing some of the best new studies and offering multiple poster sessions as well as ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts, and professionals in the field.