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Maryanna Klatt, PhD

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

261 Northwood-High Building
2231 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614) 293-8007
Fax: (614) 293-2715

Professional Interests
My research mission is to explore low-cost, high-yield mind/body evidenced-based interventions that can enhance individual and community health, well-being, and functionality. I enact this mission through interdisciplinary teaching, research and service. My curricular development of the  academic minor, “Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness” and teaching of the two core courses within it, allows me to interact with students interested in evidenced-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) from a variety of disciplines. In 2016 I will teach a course to Honors students, Mindful Resilience: From the Individual to the Organization. Through my development and research of Mindfulness in Motion, a low dose Mindfulness-Based Intervention, I am able to explore the efficacy of this technique, while involving students (the researchers of tomorrow) in these studies. This protocol has been licensed to an OSU start-up, Mindful Management, LLC.  As inventor of this intellectual property I retained the right to research the effects of this protocol on health outcomes. Researched populations include Intensive Care Personnel who have shown significant biological changes in stress reduction following the Mindfulness in Motion Intervention, along with correlated psychological changes with increases in resiliency skills; OSU Faculty and Staff, showing reductions in inflammation and increases in mindfulness; and inner city elementary children receiving a modified version of the protocol achieving significant decreases in inattention and hyperactivity; and cancer survivors, showing significantly better sleep.  My academic focus of interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service, (with undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and Family Medicine residents) has allowed me rich inter-professional collaborations, which have in turn enhanced my personal values and mission. A highlight of my career has been my work with the City of Columbus Refuse Collection, the City of Dublin Health and Wellness Program, law firms, and health care providers from many different departments and organizations.