Maryanna Klatt Maryanna Klatt, PhD
Ohio State University, USA

Maryanna Klatt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, in the College of Medicine at Ohio State University, Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Klatt's research focus has been to develop and evaluate feasible, cost-effective ways to reduce the risk of stress-related chronic illness, for both adults and children. Trained in Mindfulness and a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, she combines these two approaches in a unique approach to stress prevention/reduction. Her adult program, Mindfulness in Motion, is delivered at the worksite, and for cancer survivors, while the program for children, Move Into Learning is a classroom based intervention. Both programs combine yoga, mindfulness, and relaxing music. Specifically her research has shown that nurses working in a surgical intensive care unit reduced their stress by 40% (shown in their salivary amylase), university faculty and staff slept better, and bank employees significantly reduced their perceived stress, Cancer survivors and their caregivers became significantly more resilient, while inner- city 3rd graders significantly improved in hyperactivity and cognitive inattention- behaviors often related to stress. She has published several articles and book chapters, and has presented her work at national and international scientific conferences. Her stress reduction program is a fully covered benefit for faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota.